Oakwoods Nature Preserve Aurand Run

Hancock County | Blanchard River Watershed

This project improves water quality by taking agricultural lands out of production and creating or restoring wetlands, woodlands, and prairie. Aurand Run traverses the project area and will be reconnected to its floodplain, allowing nutrient-rich streamflow to be treated through three acres of riparian wetlands. Other project efforts include decommissioning subsurface drain tiles, enhancement of degraded riparian habitat along Aurand Run, and restore a buffer to protect 15 acres of an existing high-quality forested wetland.

Project size: 77 Acres
Partners: Hancock Park District