10,000 Acres: Preserved Forever – Photography Exhibit

Posted Jun 27th, 2011 by Kevin Joyce  Category: Events


A new gallery exhibit, “10,000 Acres: Protected Forever,” opened May 7 at the National Center for Nature Photography at Secor Metropark. It’s one of several new exhibits open through the summer from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

“10,000 Acres” features 30 images captured over the last year by photographer Art Weber at public and private preserves and family farms across northwest Ohio protected from commercial development by the Black Swamp Conservancy. Photographs include close-up images of plants and animals as well as landscapes.

The Black Swamp Conservancy has protected with easements 10,000 acres of farmland, meadows, wetlands, woods and other open spaces since its founding in 1993. The exhibit celebrates that milestone with images made at locations such as Forrest Woods in Paulding County, agricultural property from a corridor of rich farmland in Fulton County, The 577 Foundation in Perrysburg and land overlooking the Jerome Road Rapids and floodplain in Maumee.

Photographs feature habitats found along the Sandusky River, upper Maumee River and Honey Creek (Seneca County). Still other images depict wetlands, prairies and lakeshore from western Lucas County to Catawba Island in Port Clinton.

Weber is director of nature photography for Metroparks. He is an award-winning photographer whose work is often featured at the National Center for Nature Photography, where he conducts educational programs and workshops.

Secor Metropark is on Central Avenue (US20), six miles west of I-475/US23.

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