Wetlands are some of the most important and yet most threatened habitats in Ohio. More than 90 percent of all wildlife spend all or part of their lives in a wetland. This 164-acre reserve was donated by Cemex Corporation and responsibly restored back to its original wetland wildlife habitat through a grant from U.S. Fish & Wildlife with the help of Beavercreek Wetlands Association and Wright State University after the land was mined for cement manufacturing components. The reserve contains a marsh, a wet prairie, wet meadow and a shrub scrub habitat.
From Garland Avenue near I-675 in Fairborn, turn onto Sanctuary Drive to enter the reserve's access road and parking area. Wildlife abounds in Cemex Reserve. Visitors can hike a loop trail around the marsh where they may see egrets, herons, painted turtles, green frogs, warblers, orioles and much more. Cemex Reserve is an excellent place for hiking, nature study, art and photography Activities: Bird watching, hiking, photography, no facilities.
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