Old Woman Creek

Old Woman Creek (HM2MQP)

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N 41° 23.018', W 82° 30.893'

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A Feature of Ohio's Estuaries

Old 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
Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the International Paper Company Foundation and The Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Friday, November 8th, 2019 at 4:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 373335 N 4582452
Decimal Degrees41.38363333, -82.51488333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 23.018', W 82° 30.893'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 23' 1.08" N, 82° 30' 53.58" W
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