B-W Greenway Places
Our land trust has preserved 16 properties in the B-W Greenway. These properties total nearly 500 acres of permanently preserved areas including some of the area's finest natural treasures.
Special Places in the B-W Greenway
The Estel Wenrick Wetland
It is only appropriate that we start any discussion of the land inside the B-W Greenway by highlighting the northern "emerald" - The Estel Wenrick Wetland. This pristine area is located on both sides of Spangler Road as you come in to Medway. There are 70 acres on each side of the road.
The main entrance to the park is on Union Road just before the bend. A very peaceful walking trail leads from the parking lot all the way to Medway. The diversity of plants and birds is quite amazing, but you should keep on the trail unless you're on a guided tour.
Anderson Fen is a 8 acre wetland owned and currently undergoing restoration by the B-WGCLT. It is also being used as a geological teaching and research area by Wittenburg University.
Hebble Creek Wetlands is a 64 acre wetland owned by the Greene County Park District that is fed by and drains to the Hebble Creek. It serves as a sanctuary and rookery for water fowl.
This wetland ecosystem is protected by the Beaver Creek Wetlands Association a non-profit organization that has over 2,500 members. The area protected is the Beaver Creek watershed in Greene County. The area has walking trails and is an educational resource for the entire Miami Valley area.
Located in northwest Greene County is a two acre island of organic soil saturated with alkaline spring water. Nearly 170 species of plants have been identified within the fen community, most of which are considered wetland plants.