EcOhio Farm and Wetland
Mason, Ohio 45040
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The EcOhio Farm and Wetland are currently open to the public only a few days per year or by special permission.
About EcOhio Farm and Wetland
The Cincinnati Zoo has recently taken on a wetlands restoration project under the leadership of Brian Jorg, Manager of the Native Plant Program at the Zoo. The property, which is located in Mason Ohio, was acquired in 1995 when a 529-acre farm, now called the EcOhio Farm, was willed to the Cincinnati Zoo.
Drainage tiles have been removed allowing ground water to rise naturally and volunteers have planted more than 200 native plant species. A 25-acre wetland has been restored to its original state of a wet sedge meadow, providing refuge for a diversity of native wildlife. Other projects under way involve cultivating natural grasslands and forested fencerows along the property borders to protect the watershed. Volunteers are adding hundreds of oaks to fencerows and forested areas, as well as adding prairie plants, including milkweed, to the open grasslands. The wetland is returning to its natural state very quickly. Many species of birds, mammals, reptiles & amphibians and other wildlife are attracted to this area.
From Cincinnati Audubon Society website