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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Oxbow Fall Clean-Up


November 1 , 9am-noon


We need volunteers for clearing invasives and picking up summer trash!


Pizza at NOON!


contact Kani Meyer: kaniau@yahoo.com


 Field Trips

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 @ 7:30pm

301 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg

The Oxbow, Inc. Office


Views and Thoughts of Today's Alaska: Oxbow President Jon Seymour’s daughter moved to Alaska in 2010 and he has since visited her 3 times taking different excursions each time. Jon will discuss Seward, Denali, Fairbanks, Homer and Valdez to get a picture of modern Alaskan industry and the current state of the climate and the wildlife in these areas. Hopefully he can bring a little Alaskan chill into a steamy, Cincinnati area, in August. Many people have visited Alaska and have many stories so don't be shy to bring a story to share.



Friday Evening, August 15, 2014, 6:30 PM

Meet in the upper Oxbow parking lot at the main entrance to the Oxbow.

Leader: Jay Stenger, (513) 522-8147, jaystenger@cinci.rr.com


Note that this is an evening field trip. The focus of this trip will be birds, specifically early fall migrants through the Oxbow. That’s right, I did say fall. While the calendar and temperature tells us it is still late summer, the southbound fall migration of shorebirds and herons begins early and will be well under way by this date. Come out and join board member and skilled birder Jay Stenger on what should be a pleasant evening in the Oxbow area.  (more)


3rd Annual Oxbow Butterfly Count!

Trip Leader: Bob Nuhn

Date: August 16th, 2014 11:00 am

Meet at the East end parking lot. Trip will last approximately 2 hours. If there is time, we may visit Shawnee Lookout to look for more butterflies. Bob Nuhn, a retired naturalist with the Hamilton County Park District, has been a compiler for the North American Butterfly Counts in SW Ohio, and his passion for butterflies is contagious. This is the 3rd year he has led a count for Oxbow, Inc. We hope to see some interesting species in this area with diverse habitat along the riverbank,in the prairies and crop fields. Most of the walking will be on flat dirt roads. May be rocky at times. Water and Sunscreen recommended. Please RSVP to Kathy McDonald at mkmcdonald@me.com or call 513-748-0281.



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The OKI Regional Council of Governments is updating a policy plan to improve quality of life and service to the public in southwest Ohio, northern Kentucky, and southeast Indiana, and they want to hear from you. Issues in the plan affect everyday life in the region, such as congestion on roadways, the attractiveness of communities for business and job creation, housing for all ages, income levels and family types and adequate water and sewer facilities. The draft plan and questions to invite feedback are available on-line. To find out more and share your opinions, visit www.howdowegrow.org

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

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