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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Spring Clean-Up in the Oxbow

 

Please join us for our annual spring cleaning in the Oxbow.  We will pick up trash and/or pull garlic mustard.

 

April 23, 2016

9am-noon

 

Pizza afterwards!!!!!

 

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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, February 9, 7:30pm

Oxbow, Inc. Office

301 Walnut ST., Lawrenceburg, IN

 

Fascinating Flying Squirrels. John Klein spent his 33-year career as Land Manager of the Hamilton County Parks.  Now, five years into retirement, he enjoys teaching others about the wonders of nature through hiking and kayaking.  He has been observing and studying flying squirrels for the past two years and has become fascinated with these friendly yet rarely seen animals.

 

FIELD TRIPS

 

Early Spring Waterfowl Migration

Date: Saturday, February 27, 2016

Time: 8:00 A.M.

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

Leader: Joe Bens, (513) 353-4229, joebens@live.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 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, Joe Bens, is one of Oxbow Inc’s original member and he is an expert birder. He has great bird finding abilities so expectations are high. Joe 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 Joe 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 Joe if you have any questions regarding the trip.