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Bluegrass & Green Acres 2019

MARCH 15th draiser f o fun


ProMedica Steam Plant

Downtown Toledo, OH

8th Annual


At Black Swamp Conservancy... Black Swamp Conservancy is a land trust that works to permanently protect natural habitats and family farms throughout northwest Ohio. Our preserved properties of more than 17,400 acres include 15 public parks and nature preserves, 8 miles of scenic rivers and more than 700 acres of Lake Erie’s coastal wetlands. In the next six months we will be creating two new public nature preserves and completing two significant habitat restoration projects. We have also been working to launch the new Black Swamp Food & Farm Initiative to seek out and support aspiring farmers, and increase access to locally produced food. The Conservancy relies on the support of landowners, donors and partnerships with other conservation organizations. We strive to be a wise investment for our supporters, whether they are giving us their land, time or money.

Thank you for your support of Black Swamp Conservancy. We hope you enjoy the evening! BLACK SWAMP CONSERVANCY P.O. Box 332 Perrysburg, Ohio 43552 419.833.1025

Schedule of Events 5:30 — 6:30 pm

8:00 pm

Bluegrass & Green Acres reception in the History Corridor of the Steam Plant

Live Auction (Second silent auction to close 10 minutes after close of live auction)

6:30 pm

8:45 pm

Registration, Live Auction Items on Display, Silent Auction Opens (closes before the Live Auction) Steam Plant reception area & atrium

Second silent auction section to close

7:00 pm

9:00 pm

Lambert, Lewis & Lavengood Band first set (Set 1)

Lambert, Lewis & Lavengood Band (Set 2)

7:50 pm

9:30 pm

First silent auction section to close

Check Out Closes

Please be sure to check out prior to leaving the event. And be sure to have your parking validated before you leave. Thank you for supporting Black Swamp Conservancy!

For your convenience tonight, Black Swamp Conservancy will accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa. Cash and checks preferred.




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2019 Sponsors FIDDLE LEVEL



Mira + Kolena

Pioneer Corteva Agriscience (Ag Division of Dow DuPont)

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick

Eastman & Smith, Ltd. Hull & Associates JDI Group


Scotts Company LLC The Andersons The Collaborative The Nature Conservancy Waterford Bank

Specials for the Evening History & Creativity Reflected in Ian Regent’s Food Our creative hors d’oeuvres this evening are from well-known local chef Ian Regent, who has long been a friend of Black Swamp Conservancy. Ian has been passionate about food since his childhood in Toledo’s vistula neighborhood. He spent his early years as a chef along the Maumee River in such locations as the Navy Bistro on the Docks downtown, Chef Ian (center) with Rob Krain and Erin Goatley Stella’s in Perrysburg, the Maumee River Yacht Club and the Toledo Yacht Club. But he is best known for his stints at Manhattan’s in Toledo’s UpTown district, and his current home at Perrysburg’s Rose & Thistle. Tonight and every night, you’ll find many cuisines reflected in Ian’s food: from his base in French and his love of Spanish, African, German, Polish, Filipino and others. But you’ll also find, in his love of food as an experience, the days of his youth at his grandmother’s side.

Reflecting the Maumee We have created an entirely new specialty drink for tonight, using pawpaw (like we grow at the Homestead), ginger, lime, orange angostura bitters and soda water. The beer and wine offerings are included in your ticket price; our specialty cocktail is priced at $6.00 (get your tickets at the merchandise table or our “roving” ticket sales people). We are featuring Toledo Spirits’ Maumee Moonshine in our drink tonight. Since 2013, this craft distillery has created unique whiskies, gins and vodkas using regional ingredients and fierce ingenuity. The Maumee Moonshine is made from local apples, corn and sugar.

Thank You Thanks to our auction donors for 2019: 5th Street Pub Adams Street Café Alice-Louise Press Angela’s Angels Barry’s Bagels Bowling Green Beer Works Black Diamond Nursery Black Frog Brewing Co. Black Swamp Bird Observatory Body & Sole Bourbon Barrel Creations Bruce Roberts Interiors Casa Barron Restaurant Casual Pint Copper Moon Studio Dr. Bugs Charters EZ Shuttles Firenation Foodology Garden Smiles Grand Hotel Grayling Ceramics Hirzel Canning Hattie Kate Howell Quilts Hoen’s Garden Center Imagination Station Inside the Five Brewing Co. Jupmode Steven & Virginia Keller Kohne Camera & Photo Eric Kraus Majestic Oak Winery Marathon Classic

Maumee Bay Brewing Co. Marcos, Inc. Katie McKibben m.e. puff design Metroparks Toledo Motawi Tile Co. Toledo Mud Hens National Museum of the Great Lakes North Branch Nursery Orangetheory Fitness Painted Clover Play It Forward Designs Pop It Paint It Karen Pugh Bonnie Raitt Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Sauder Village Ernest Scarano Distillery Schedel Arboretum & Gardens Sheffield Road Sheila Painter Quilts George Sydlowski Toledo Museum of Art Toledo Symphony Trapped Toledo True Rest Spa University of Toledo Football University of Toledo Lake Erie Center Wild Birds Unlimited Wild Side Brewing Co. Wine Flight Ye Olde Durty Bird

Live Auction A Weekend Along the Little Auglaize


The best weekend away - a secluded spot along a winding river - awaits your group in the Little Auglaize Wildlife Reserve in Paulding County. You and your group will have exclusive access to the Reserve, including a 3-bedroom home on the property and river access, for a weekend. This 226-acre site is one of a few remaining large tracts of unprotected natural habitat in northwest Ohio, and even features a mile and a half of frontage along the river. It has been designated a sensitive species area and is home to nearly 50 species of birds. In addition, its southern border is near the intersection of the North Country National Scenic Trail of the National Park Service, and the Buckeye Trail. The home is sparsely furnished, with beds (and linens), recliners in the great room, a dining room table and chairs, and some kitchen dishes and pans. Bring your own towels and anything special you’ll need for the time away.

DONATED BY: Black Swamp Conservancy

Live Auction 2 Touring & Lunching at Schedel Immerse yourself in the realized dream of Joe and Marie Schedel of a place for the study and appreciation of nature - Schedel Arboretum and Gardens. Your group of 8 will enjoy a morning or afternoon with a guided tour of the beautiful 17 acre garden estate, wandering among the unusual and exotic species of trees, more than 10,000 annual plants and flowers, and a variety of themed gardens along the Portage River in Elmore. Your tour will give you a behind-the-scenes look at many of the unique plant species, plant displays and stories of the life and times of Joe and Marie. And begin or end your day with a catered lunch in the Brown Welcome Center. Available June 15 - September 15, 2019.

DONATED BY: Schedel Arboretum and Gardens

3 Ian Adams canvas, “Sunrise The Wilds” This sunrise image was captured at The Wilds in Muskingum County by Ian Adams, an environmental photographer, writer and educator specializing in Ohio’s natural, rural, historical and garden areas. He has published 23 books of color photography, produced more than 65 Ohio calendars and conducted more than 200 seminars and workshops in nature, garden and digital photography. This image is a 52” x 24” panoramic black and white gallery wrap canvas print.

DONATED BY: Karen Pugh

Live Auction See the Toledo Mud Hens - front & center & behind the scenes


Catch the world-famous Toledo Mud Hens from the best vantage point in Fifth Third Field - a suite! This package includes 12 game tickets and two parking passes. Your game will be arranged with the donor for a mutually-agreedupon date during the 2019 season (excluding opening day / Memorial Day / July 4 / closing day). Before the game, your entire group will be treated to a behind-thescenes tour of Fifth Third Field. Learn what it takes to stage a season at the nation’s best minor league ballpark. It’ll definitely be the best day ever! Play ball! Food and beverage selections are available but are not included in this package.

DONATED BY: Marco’s Pizza, Inc. & The Toledo Mud Hens

Deer Hunting on the Sandusky River


You and a friend can have exclusive hunting rights to the 60+ acre Water’s Edge preserve on the Sandusky River just south of Fremont. Enjoy this beautiful setting as you hunt anytime during the 2019 hunting season.

DONATED BY: Black Swamp Conservancy

Live Auction 6 Behind the Scenes at the Treehouse Village Have a behind-the-scenes look at the hottest new development taking place inside Metroparks Toledo - the Cannaley Treehouse Village. A treehouse village at Oak Openings Preserve will provide Metroparks visitors new, memorable experiences that connect people with nature. With help from Nelson Treehouse and Supply, of the TV show “Treehouse Masters,” the Cannaley Treehouse Village will be the country’s largest treehouse village. Your group of 10 will start the day at the Wheelhouse (central treehouse) with a catered lunch for up to 10 family or friends. Then your group will go behind the scenes to see what it takes to put the Cannaley Treehouse Village together.

DONATED BY: Metroparks Toledo

7 An Escape on Mackinac Island at the Grand Hotel From the spectacular views of Lakes Michigan and Huron off the world’s longest porch, to the quaint throw-back community of horse-drawn carriages and bicycles, Mackinac Island is a complete escape only a few hours away. Enjoy a getaway on the Island at the best possible spot - the Grand Hotel. Established in 1887, the Grand Hotel is recognized among Travel + Leisure’s 500 World’s Best Hotels and the Best Hotel in Michigan, and Conde Nast Traveler’s Top 5 Midwest Resorts. Your package includes two nights at the Hotel (stay between May 3-June 27 or August 11-October 27) with a Sunday-Thursday arrival-departure, two dinners and three breakfasts. And a beautiful, historic island to call your own for a couple days.

DONATED BY: Grand Hotel

Live Auction

For the Birds 8

It’s a gem along the southwestern Lake Erie shore - nearly 500 acres of coastal marshland that has long been treasured by hunters, fishermen and lovers of the outdoors. It’s also an important oasis for seasonal bird migrants - and a perfect spot for bird enthusiasts seeking an intimate viewing of one of the largest privately held wetlands on Lake Erie. Your group of up to 12 is invited for a guided tour of the marsh. Consider a visit during the Biggest Week in American Birding (May 3-12, 2019) or fine-tune your timing to coincide with what you hope to see through your binoculars or scope. Trip led by marsh owner, Eric Kraus, and marsh manager, Roy Kroll.

DONATED BY: Eric Kraus

Walleye Fishing 9 with Dr. Bugs You already know what a privilege it is to live near Lake Erie and its abundance of walleye. Spend a day this summer on the lake with one of the best charter captains anywhere - Dr Bugs Charters! Captain Dave Spangler has been fishing Lake Erie since 1980, and chartering for the past 18 years, and will put you on the fish! He’ll take your group of 6 for an entire day of Lake Erie walleye fishing on his 30 Ft. Grady White with a 10’7” beam, leaving from his dock at Wild Wings Marina (near Davis Besse). This excursion is available from April through mid-August of 2019.

DONATED BY: Dr. Bugs Charters

Live Auction 10 Time on Lake Erie with the University of Toledo Experience science in action by spending a day on Lake Erie with researchers from the University of Toledo’s Lake Erie Center (LEC). Your group of 4 can spend the afternoon on the LEC’s research vessel for a day of sampling in the lake. With a focus on environmental conditions in Maumee Bay and western Lake Erie, the LEC conducts a wide range of research into aquatic and terrestrial ecology, aquatic resources, environmental restoration ecology and algal blooms. You can participate in their important research this summer! While the vessel samples twice a week, our winner will need to be a bit flexible (regarding weather and researcher needs) in scheduling times.

DONATED BY: University of Toledo Lake Erie Center

11 Duck Hunting at Standing Rush Marsh Imagine exclusive access to hundreds of acres of the incredibly limited coastal habitat of Standing Rush Marsh as your private backdrop for a morning of Lake Erie waterfowl hunting! This excursion entitles your group of up to three (3) hunters to a guided outing during the 2019 hunting season. While you’re there, be sure to spend some extra time to take in this special place. (Hunting guided by local punter with more than 30 years of experience on property; optional restoration tour [following hunt] guided by marsh owner, Eric Kraus, and marsh manager, Roy Kroll.)

DONATED BY: Eric Kraus

Live Auction Make Memories in the Oak Openings


This popular item is back again for 2019! Experience the rustic charm of the Mallard Lake area at Oak Openings Metropark with this two-night rental of the Caretakers Cottage. Host a fun party for up to 8 family or friends, or bring the whole gang for an outdoor event for up to 30 people. Enjoy all of the amenities of this beautiful Metropark, spend your time in the cottage and around the fire pit in the back yard.

DONATED BY: MetroParks Toledo

Tiny House Escape


Do you watch the TV shows and wonder what it would be like to live in a tiny house? Then this is for you! Experience 2 nights in the Intentionally Tiny house, located in Sidecut Metropark along the Maumee River. Watch deer & wildlife outside your door, take a stroll on the tow path or along the river, enjoy a campfire or have a swing under the nearby pergola. Depending on the time of year, you can enjoy the produce from the owner’s garden, and get a guided tour of the river for best fishing spots and beautiful views. Short walk to many great businesses in Uptown Maumee.

DONATED BY: m.e. puff design





Work Days March-May, Sept.-Nov.

Walks & Photography in Spring, Summer, Fall

Paddles from May to September

Educational Programs Summer to Fall


We believe that our commitment to the community improves the quality of life of those we serve. That’s why we’re proud to support The Black Swamp Conservancy.

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Meet the Band Powerhouse Bluegrass Trio in First Appearance ERIC LAMBERT (guitar), a Chicago-area native who combines feel-good Americana infused with bluegrass, blues, rock and soul. He has previously performed at Bluegrass & Green Acres in 2014 and 2015.

MARK LAVENGOOD (dobro & guitar), hails from Grand Rapids and was featured at the 2018 Bluegrass & Green Acres. He brings wild energy on stage, aptitude on many instruments and a big heart.

AARON JONAH LEWIS (banjo & fiddle), is a Detroit resident who has appeared on dozens of records, from bluegrass and old time to traditional jazz, contemporary experimental and even Turkish classical music projects. His project, the Corn Potato String Band, played our event in 2016.

We’re In This Together. The Rudolph Libbe Group is proud to support The Black Swamp Conservancy which helps make northwest Ohio a great place to live.




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Black Swamp Conservancy BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2016-2017 OFFICERS Ann Yager President

TRUSTEES Eric Britton Paul Croy

Steve Bowe Vice President

Mary Fedderke Brian Kennedy

Tim Minning Treasurer

Dani Kusner

Virginia Keller Secretary

Tom Reed Katie Rousseau Tim Schetter Karen Ranney Wolkins IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT Mary Krueger ADVISORY COUNCIL Sara Jane DeHoff Don Leary Clint Mauk Steve Pollick Deke Welles

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