A Feature of Ohio's EstuariesOld Woman Creek is one of the few naturally functioning estuary environments—places where chemically-distinct bodies of water meet and mix—left in the western basin of Lake Erie. This ecosystem features diverse habitats of marshlands, sand beaches, and upland forests, supporting plants and animals unique to natural coastal communities. Nearly 300 bird species (including bald eagles), 40 fish species, and hundreds of native plants have been recorded in the area. Old Woman Creek is Ohio's only national estuarine sanctuary and became a state nature preserve in 1980.
|Series||This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series|
|Placed By||The Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the International Paper Company Foundation and The Ohio Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, November 8th, 2019 at 4:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 373335 N 4582452|
|Decimal Degrees||41.38363333, -82.51488333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 23.018', W 82° 30.893'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 23' 1.08" N, 82° 30' 53.58" W|
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