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, November 11, 2014 @ 7:30pm

301 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg

The Oxbow, Inc. Office


Although born on an island surrounded by warm Pacific waters, Kani Meyer migrates every insufferable Cincinnati summer to another island surrounded by cold Atlantic waters. Swan’s Island lies off Acadia National Park in Maine and offers a wonderful insight into not only island cultural life but a rich and varied natural history. Mitigated by fog and sunshine, mosses and lichens carpet the forest floor while blueberries and hay-scented ferns fill sunny meadows. And, of course, pink granite ledges and cobble beaches fringe the shore….then there are those lobsters!

November & December 2014

Oxbow Inc. Field Trip & Events

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 8:00 a.m.

Where: Meet at 8:00 a.m. in the upper Oxbow parking lot at the main entrance to the Oxbow.

Leader: Joe Bens, (513) 353-4229, joebens@live.com


Some people may think of November as a cold and dreary month but I would disagree. I think late autumn is a beautiful time of the year and the subtle hues of the landscape interspersed with brilliant fall colors offer up a stark beauty. It will be against this backdrop that our trip leader Joe Bens will lead this morning visit to the Oxbow. Joe is an exceptional naturalist and expert birder and will surely find a diverse number of seasonal birds. When birders and naturalists think of the Oxbow during November the first thing that usually comes to mind is waterfowl. The peak of fall waterfowl migration occurs in our region during November and the Oxbow offers a great refuge for them.




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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