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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Tuesday October 13, 7:30 PM

Dr Mark Fischer, Professor of Physics, Mount St Joseph University

“Geocaching…or using billion-dollar satellites to find Tupperware in the woods”


Mark Fischer—Mount professor and avid cacher—will present a brief introduction to Geocaching, some background on how GPS actually works, and a walk-through of the Geocaching.com website. He will conclude with some tales of some of his favorite finds including great hikes, memorable locations (not limited to North America!), and significant historical sites.


For upcoming programs click here.




WHY: Celebrate 30 years of Oxbow, Inc. Progress

WHERE: The Lawrenceburg Event Center. 92 Walnut St. Lawrenceburg, IN, Room: Fall Creek A

(Parking available on the street and in the Ivy Tech garage across the street from the Event Center.)

WHEN: Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm (food service at 6:00 pm, cash bar)

WHAT: Food, socializing, celebration, displays, speaker presentations and a good time to be had by all

WHO: You of course, the members and supporters of Oxbow, Inc.

RSVP: To Jon Seymour, 513-375-1025 by October 20, 2015 so we know how much food to have ready. (You can still show up at the door but we would really appreciate knowing in advance.)


October 24, 2015 is “Make a Difference Day” and you are invited to a party to celebrate 30 years of making a difference in the life of the floodplain of the Great Miami River at its confluence with the Ohio River. So, after volunteering to make a difference in the tri-state area on Saturday morning and afternoon, head for Lawrenceburg and the beautiful new Event Center in downtown Lawrenceburg and celebrate 30 years of making a difference in the Oxbow.


There will be time to meet with other friends of Oxbow, Inc. There will be displays of Oxbow information and we will have speakers that will take us back in the history of Oxbow, detail its current status and take us into the vision of the future of Oxbow, Inc.






Late Fall Migration in the Oxbow

Sunday, October 25, 2015, 8:00 A.M.

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

Leader: Gary Stegner, (812) 667-6433, garyandsally@hotmail.com



Join our field trip leader Gary Stegner for what should be a beautiful autumnal morning visit to the Oxbow. From my perspective October may be the best time of year to be outdoors in terms of pleasant weather and natural beauty. Cool to mild temperatures are the norm and fall color is at peak and there seems to be a crispness to the air.


Birds are abundant at this season too, as many different species are still migrating throughout the month.  By the date of this trip waterfowl migration will be well underway.  But many other species are still on the move during October. Shorebirds, various water birds, raptors and a diversity of songbirds are all expected at this date.  The various habitats of the Oxbow and the lower Great Miami River valley are a great place to see the diversity of these migration patterns.


Our trip leader, Gary Stegner, is a long time Oxbow member and an experienced naturalist and birder. You may know Gary as the recently retired Communications Director of Fernald Preserve, where he was instrumental in leading field trips and educating the public on the wildlife in that preserve. Gary also knows the Oxbow area extremely well and plans to lead us to several spots in and around the Oxbow, looking for the “mixed bag” that fall migration can bring. This is a morning field trip that will probably end around noon. Feel free to contact Gary if you have any questions.




For upcoming field trips click here.



This year, National Make a Difference Day is

October 24, 2015


The Make a Difference (MaD) Team is kicking off a day-long, 8-county, community volunteer tree planting event this year in Northern Kentucky, Southwest Ohio and Southeast Indiana. Tree planting on this day can increase regional awareness of the Taking Root efforts and encourage volunteer commitment to reforestation.


For More Information go to Taking Root






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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