Sandusky Headwaters Nature Preserve

Sandusky Headwaters Nature Preserve
South of corner of Leesville Road and OH-598
West side of OH-598 north of Sandusky River bridge
Crestline, Ohio 44827

Sandusky Headwaters Nature Preserve webpage
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Coordinates: 40.7912717, -82.7887671
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Photos courtesy of Brad Willis, 11-17-2021

Sandusky Headwaters Nature Preserve
The Sandusky Headwaters Preserve, 38 acres, is restoring habitat by adding wetlands on a 7-acre agricultural  restoring an additional 2-acre wetland within the preserve.  A stream is being diverted through a seasonal wetland with vegetation around the perimeter.  These combined efforts will improve water quality by reducing nutrient loading into the Sandusky River.  A pollinator habitat with flowering plants will also be developed to provide a food source for insects.

Just north of the Lowe-Volk Nature Center in Jefferson Township, dubbed “Sandusky Headwaters Preserve”, this newly protected property started with the donation of 1.13 acres from Norm and Sharon Huber in 2016. The Huber parcel sits on the north side of the Sandusky River, just west of the OH-598 bridge. This one-acre buffer ensures protection of the river from possible runoff coming out of Leesville. The Crawford Park District offers many thanks to the Hubers for this outright donation.

Restroom facilities at nearby Lowe-Volk Park.
From Sandusky Headwaters Nature Preserve webpage