Oxbow, Inc.


Protecting and Preserving Wetlands

A Special Place for Wildlife
Birth of an Organization

Vanishing Wetlands

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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Want to learn a little more about who we are and some of the birds that visit the Oxbow?  While dated, this video will give you some information.




Oxbow Field Trips are back!



Program and Field Trip information can be found by clicking on the link above.


Information on a self-guided tour of the Oxbow may be found on our Program Page.



Upcoming virtual programs will be detailed on the Program page.







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