Dear Friends of the Wetlands
Over the years, 90 percent of Ohio's wetlands have been lost. Here in Greene County, citizens have defended the area of the Beaver
Creek against this trend. But the pressures are mounting from rapid growth and development in the area.
The Beaver Creek Wetlands Association (BCWA) is a group of folks who, just like you, believe that safe water and the environment
needed to protect it are essential to a healthy and satisfying life in our communities. Even more, we believe we have a rare opportunity
to maintain a close and friendly relationship with our wetlands by protecting this unique wetland ecosystem and its aquifer below.
The late John Sawhill, former president of the Nature Conservancy, asserted that a community defines itself "not only by what it
creates, but by what it refuses to destroy."
BCWA invites you visit this website and discover how and why our friendship with the wetlands is so important to our communities.
Find out about the parnerships, community networks, and the efforts of volunteers - also people just like you - who continue the work
to preserve our wetlands.
Here you will find information on upcoming events, maps to guide you through the wetlands corridor, copies of our newsletter,
details on current projects, recent articles and beautiful photos of the wetlands.
Make BCWA's 25th year of wetland preservation and restoration the best yet!
Next year, the BCWA will be celebrating 25 years of exciting conservation and restoration work in the Beaver Creek Wetlands.
With over 2000 acres of unique wetlands preserved we are now faced with the enormous task of maintaining and restoring these
wetlands so that they are healthy, diverse, function to improve water quality and provide ideal green space for the community.
Any contributions that you make support:
Go to our 25th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign
to find out ways you can help us make our 25th year the best yet!
- Removal and control of invasive non-native plant species, which crowd out native plants.
- Purchasing and planting native trees, shrubs, flowers, sedges, and seeds to replace the removed non-natives.
- Building and restoring boardwalks and trails for public access, recreation and enjoyment.
- Educational opportunities for school children and adults through special events and publications such as The Spotted Turtle
newsletter and trail guides.