Old Woman Creek Report Card

Old Woman Creek Report Card

The primary objective of this project is to collate data, review indicators, and synthesize both to effectively report the health of Old Woman Creek in north-central Ohio. Old Woman Creek, on the south-central shore of Lake Erie, is one of Ohio’s few remaining examples of a natural estuary and is designated as a National Estuarine Research Reserve and a Ohio State Nature Preserve. It is the only Great Lakes freshwater estuary in the National Estuarine Research Reserve System and is managed cooperatively by NOAA and the ODNR. Existing ecological data collected by government and local community groups from Old Woman Creek and its watershed provide an excellent platform to develop an annual report card that acts to synthesize, interpret and disseminate this information. Ultimately, the ODNR would like to use this process to improve community and management awareness and understanding of the status of Old Woman Creek.


Key Personnel

Caroline Donovan
Program Manager
Alexandra Fries
Program Manager
Heath Kelsey
IAN Director


  • Start: 2012-04-02
  • Finish: 2014-03-31
  • Duration: 1 year, 11 months