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.

Learn More

Birdathon

May 6 & 7

 

Join us in Oxbow's annual birding competition.  Find out more and pledge here.

 

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Fall Clean-Up in the Oxbow

 

Please join us for our fall cleaning in the Oxbow.  We will pick up trash and/or attack invasives.

 

October 29, 2016

9am-noon

 

Pizza afterwards!!!!!

 

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Get your very own Oxbow T-SHirt

 

just click here

 

 

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AmazonSmile

 

Oxbow has signed up with AmazonSmile. Anyone who uses it, and designates Oxbow of Indiana as the recipient organization, will have 0.5% of their eligible purchases come to us. Just click on this link to help us out: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/31-1390071.

 

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Click on the Image Below for a Local Map of the Oxbow

 

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

 

 

PROGRAMS

 

Tuesday, May 10 , 7:30pm

Oxbow, Inc. Office

301 Walnut ST., Lawrenceburg, IN

 

The Alaskan Perspective

 

Jon Seymour discusses the wonder of nature in Alaska but what do we do after the oil runs out?  By the lucky accident of Jon and Jackie's daughter Mandy having moved to Anchorage, Jon and Jackie have made several recent trips to the largest state, exploring many areas from Seward to Fairbanks and from Homer to Valdez.  Jon will talk about some of the things  he has learned and experienced on those trips with Jackie.

 

Field Trips

 

Sunday, May 29, 2016, 8:00 am

Meet in the upper Oxbow parking lot at the main entrance

Leader: Mark Gilsdorf, (513) 253-6062, markg74@gmail.com

 

The focus of this trip will be late spring migrants and breeding birds. While spring migration will be winding down by this date there should still be plenty of species moving through. Shorebirds should be around in decent numbers and in fact some of the least common warblers and flycatchers are notoriously late migrants. By this date our breeding birds will have arrived in force and already be under way with nesting activities.

 

Our trip leader Mark Gilsdorf is an experienced birder, a long time Oxbow advocate and past President of the Cincinnati Bird Club. Mark plans to begin the day in the Oxbow but will eventually work his way up to Lost Bridge and over to Shawnee Lookout. By visiting a number of different habitats Mark expects to find many birds and a diversity of species.

 

So why not join Mark on what should be a beautiful spring morning. You will need binoculars to see the birds and sun-screen, insect repellant, appropriate footwear and a water bottle will make your trip more comfortable. A Hamilton County Parks Motor Vehicle Permit ($10 annual, $3 daily available at entrance) is required at Shawnee Lookout. If you have any questions feel free to contact Mark.