New Wetlands and Naturalized Areas Project

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Opening Early Fall 2019

Thanks to the involvement and funding support from the following partners:

  • Fulton Soil and Water Conservation District
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife
  • Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
  • Ducks Unlimited

Sauder Village is constructing a wetlands and vegetative buffers in order to slow water flow, reduce sedimentation and nutrient loads to Flat Run (and ultimately to Lake Erie), establish natural habitat, and build walking paths for public accessibility and education of these conservation practices. 

Completion of this project will provide:

Constructed Wetlands

  • 11 acres of wetland to store and capture upstream agricultural drainage
  • 15 acre-ft of storage volume at high water elevation
  • Emergency overflow routing to a grassed waterway and small lake


Naturalized Areas

  • 5 acres of native warm season grasses & wildflowers
  • 3 acres of Oak Savanna tree plantings


Vegetative Buffer/Recreation/Education Areas

  • 30 acres of cropland converted to natural cover
  • 2,332 linear feet of walking trail

Check back here for updates on progress and status of this  project.

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This project financed in part through a grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
and the United States Environmental Protection Agency,
under the provisions of Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act.