The Beaver Creek Wetlands Association (BCWA) has acquired 58+ acres along the Beaver Creek corridor in Beavercreek Township. The sale of the property was completed on September 17, 2021. The purchase was made possible by a grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission and financial support from Beavercreek Township and LSRM Limited McIntire Partnership.
Acquiring this acreage enables BCWA to move forward on the next phase of the 15-mile Spotted Turtle Trail project. The property, which will be called the Dave Nolin Wetland Reserve, includes high quality wetland habitats, including marshes (wetlands frequently or continually inundated with water), several fens (biodiverse peat-forming wetlands fed by groundwater), and wet savannahs (wet meadows with scattered trees).
As part of the Spotted Turtle Trail, the BCWA will install boardwalks and trails to make this area accessible to the community. Jacki Mayer, Executive Director of BCWA said, “This is a day to celebrate! We’re nearing completion of Phase 1 of the Spotted Turtle Trail Project and now we can move forward with Phase 2.”
The Ribbon Cutting for Phase 1 of the Spotted Turtle Trail will be on Tuesday, October 12th, 2021, at 10 AM at Phillips Park in Beavercreek. To contribute to the ongoing fundraising campaign or for more information about the Spotted Turtle Trail, please go to our website beavercreekwetlands.org.