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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HEADS UP!!! Oxbow Road is closed. Gates are up now and will remain until better weather. We hope this will help to preserve the roads and fields, which have already been damaged. You can still hike/walk the road, but please park in the parking lot and do not block the gates. Thanks for your understanding.
Thanks to Board members John Klein and Rick Pope for helping our Land Steward Julie Haidle Rizzo!





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.



Program and Field Trip information can be found by clicking on the "Things to do" link above.


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



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


Please email comments and suggestions to Meg@oxbowinc.org








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