Ellis Lake Wetlands
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Tips for birding Ellis Lake Wetlands
Find Firebird Drive, running north off of Union Center Boulevard between OH-4 and OH-747. At the end of it (past the bike trail crossing) is a little circle where you can park. Depending on what’s been mowed, you can walk down the trail to see one pond. The others are beyond the circle.
From Birding in Cincinnati
About Ellis Lake Wetlands
This is a project that was designed specifically to improve water quality in the Mill Creek, reduce flooding, provide aquatic and terrestrial habitat, and passive recreation. The project was sponsored by Schumacher Dugan, West Chester Township Parks, and the Mill Creek Restoration Project (now known as the Mill Creek Alliance). The funding came from Clean Ohio. The project was identified, designed, and monitored by MACTEC (now Wood Environment and Infrastructure Solutions) and Human Nature. The trail was always intended to be a loop, but the Township withdrew support for the project shortly after completion and a bridge was never installed. Clearly the terrestrial habitat and recreational portion of the project has been a success as testified by the other reviews. This project is intended as an example of a riparian corridor restoration with hopes that it would extend further up and down the Mill Creek to create a recreation corridor.
From a Google review
No restroom facilities.