The Sandy Ridge Wetlands Mitigation Bank is located in North Ridgeville, Lorain County, Ohio, east of Case Road and north of U. S. 20 (Center Ridge Road). The Sandy Ridge Wetlands Mitigation Bank is approximately 138 acres and includes about 110.8 acres of wetlands. This project is adjacent to and part of the Lorain County Metropolitan Park District’s (LCMPD) 315-acre North Ridgeville Reservation. The mitigation area is located in the southern section of the reserve and was officially opened to the public on October 16, 1999
Long-term owner and managing partner: Lorain County Metro Parks
The Sandy Ridge Mitigation Bank was established in 2006 and has been designated as an Important Bird Area (IBA). The Sandy Ridge reservation is part of the Lorain County Metro Parks, and is a true birding hot spot with up to nearly 250 different bird species observed since the park’s opening.
“Knowledgeable and accessible are two words that come to mind when I think of Vince Messerly and the Stream + Wetlands Foundation team. They are in a class by themselves with their understanding of wetland and stream mitigation services and all federal regulations that go along with it. Their team is always available to talk through questions and provide information and advice, which is very unique in this industry!”
Benjamin Latoche, Project Manager
HZW Environmental Consultants