Oakwoods Nature Preserve West

Hancock County | Blanchard River Watershed

The Oakwoods Nature Preserve Aurand Run project  is creating and restoring wetlands, woodlands and prairie in a previously farmed floodplain. Aurand Run crosses the project area and will be reconnected to its floodplain, allowing nutrient-rich water to be treated through three acres of forested wetlands.  Other project efforts include removing underground drain tiles, enhancing wooded habitat along Aurand Run, and restoring wooded streamside habitat to expand and protect 15 acres of an existing high-quality forested wetland.  

Project size: 77 Acres
Partners: Hancock Park District

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