Westlake, Ohio 44145
Dover Ditch Restoration Plan
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Photos by Bill Ohlsen
Access the wetland via the city-owned Evergreen Cemetery off Center Ridge. In wet, snowy weather this would be preferred as the other small access roads off Crocker and Center Ridge are gravel or dirt and are used by the city for maintenance. Drive back to the southwest corner of the cemetery where there is an asphalt walk leading into the wetland.
This is a primitive site still undergoing restoration. It is a small wetland, only a few acres. It has just opened to the public. There wasn’t any vegetation in summer 2018, so this will be the first spring for migration. It will be interesting to record which birds stop and we can hope some nest in the area.
From Bill Ohlsen
About Westlake Wetland
The Westlake Wetland, 16 acres, is the result of a restoration project to preserve and protect the riparian corridor of the Dover Ditch (a tributary of Cahoon Creek). The wetland is located on Cahoon Creek and adjacent to Evergreen Westlake Cemetery.
No restroom facilities.