For those traveling through on Port Union Canal Trail, an attractive destination for a scenic walk and wildlife viewing can be found at the Port Union Conservation Corridor.
Morris Farm Wetlands
The 31-acre park, also known as the Morris Farm Floodplain Wetlands, contain a restored wetland area and a grassed loop trail around the ponds.
What are the Morris Farm Floodplain Wetlands?
Wetlands and improved habitat were created in the Upper Mill Creek Watershed from a flat, featureless farm field residing within the 100-year floodplain between a channelized tributary of the Mill Creek and an abandoned segment of the Miami-Erie Canal.
- Grading design that introduced a mosaic of surface elevation changes and contours
- Enhancement and expansion of the restored wetlands
- Restoration of bank sinuosity and floodplain functionality
- Extensive seeding, planting and live staking program to introduce a variety of native and self-sustaining habitat communities
- Multi-year monitoring program to track progress and ensure success
- Improved water quality
- Reestablishment of wetland that had been drained for agriculture
- Restoration of stream-floodplain connectivity and function
- Creation of a variety of native aquatic and terrestrial habitats
Union Center Boulevard, West Chester, OH (between Le Saint Drive and Seward Road)
Primitive loop trail through the site, parking, picnic area.