Oxbow, Inc.


Protecting and Preserving Wetlands

P.O. Box 4172, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Vanishing Wetlands

A Special Place for Wildlife
Birth of an Organization
In the summer of 1985, political and business leaders announced plans to create a major new port authority and build a 700-acre commercial barge shipping center on this floodplain.
The Oxbow is a broad floodplain where the Great Miami River empties into the Ohio. This area where three states - Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky - come together, is near Lawrenceburg, Indiana, seventeen miles downstream from Cincinnati.

Early settlers on this continent found the forests and grasslands interspersed with swamps, ponds, and marshes. But now 55% of America's wetlands have been drained and we still lose more than 400,000 acres of wetlands every year.

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Clean Up in the Oxbow


Saturday, April 29,



9am – noon

Pizza at LaRosa's after

Opportunities to pick up trash or cut/pull invasive plants.

Trucks and chainsaws needed

Any questions email kaniau@yahoo.com






Get Ready for


Birdathon 2017


May 12-13, 2017




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Please email comments and suggestions to Kani Meyer at kaniau@yahoo.com





Tuesday, March 14 , 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Oxbow, Inc. Office

301 Walnut ST., Lawrenceburg, IN

The Skeletons in Cincinnati’s Closets: The Bones of Music Hall and Washington Park. Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) Murray will discuss the Commingled human skeletal remains discovered beneath Cincinnati's Music Hall in 1988 have provided a biological snapshot of the lives and deaths of some of Cincinnati’s early citizens. Excavations at Washington Park in 2010 exhumed other individuals who were contemporaries of those once buried beneath Music Hall, but who likely occupied a different social status. This presentation will compare Dr. Murray’s analyses of the two skeletal populations, as well as discuss ongoing research involving the remains.


Dr. Murray is a Professor of Biology at Mount St. Joseph University, and is one of only approximately 75 anthropologists currently certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology (ABFA). Dr. Murray has participated in hundreds of forensic investigations since 1986. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and is on the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport’s Disaster Committee. Since 2009, Dr. Murray has served as a consultant to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs). Her doctoral work at UC involved the analysis of several hundred pounds of human bone discovered in 1988 entombed beneath Cincinnati’s Music Hall. More recently she analyzed the remains of additional early Cincinnatians interred beneath Washington Park. She has authored of several science books for grades 7-12.






Field Trips


Early Spring Waterfowl Migration

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2017

Time: 8:00 A.M.

Meet: In the upper Oxbow parking lot at the main entrance to the Oxbow

Leader: Jack Stenger, (513) 503-3389, jackstenger@gmail.com


Early spring waterfowl migration should be in full swing by this date and they will be the primary focus of this trip. However a diverse number of other early spring migrants and seasonal species are expected and will also be seen. It’s also a great time of year to find Bald Eagles and other raptors in the Oxbow. Our trip leader, Jack Stenger is a lifelong Oxbow Inc. advocate and is an expert birder and burgeoning naturalist. He has great bird finding abilities so expectations are high. Jack plans to move around to several spots in the Oxbow area depending on accessibility and water conditions as flooding is the norm in the Oxbow at this season.


So why not shake off your cabin fever and join Jack for what should be a productive morning of wildlife viewing in the Oxbow. Aside from seeing waterfowl and other birds, mud and cold weather is also guaranteed, so dress appropriately. This is a morning trip that should end before noon. Rest rooms are available nearby. Feel free to contact Jack if you have any questions regarding the trip.