River Estates

Grafton, Lorain County

Located along a portion of the Black River, this community is 11 sublots with 58 acres of protected riparian ravine and 38 acres of protected land with wetland. The River Estates conservation easement contains an excellent variety of habitats that support a variety or mammals, birds, and other organisms. The site is situated in a rural area and is for the most part minimally developed. Areas adjacent to the easement are forested which help create a buffer for the conservation easement.

Located southwest from the center of Grafton, to the west of Mechanic Street.

Permitted Actions Within Conservation Easement
The following actions are permitted within the Preserve with the approval of Ohio Stream Preservation:

  • The installation, maintenance, repair and replacement of utilities located within the Preserve;
  • The removal of dead, diseased, damaged, destroyed, or fallen trees, shrubs, or other vegetation that physically block streams, utility work, or pedestrian trails;
  • The elimination and removal of grapevines, poison ivy, and other toxic and undesirable growth which can be cut and left laying.

Prohibited Actions Within Conservation Easement
  • The placement or construction of any man-made structures;
  • The removal or destruction of native growth in the Preserve, including the use of fertilizers, the spraying of herbicides and pesticides, and the introduction of nonnative vegetation;
  • The removal, filling, or excavation of soil, sand, gravel, or other materials from the Preserve, or doing any act that would alter the topography of the Preserve;
  • Dumping of any substance of any kind, including grass clippings or other yard debris, soil, trash, ashes, and garbage waste;
  • Alteration of natural water courses or other water bodies;
  • The operation of any motorized vehicle on the Preserve.

* Complete list of restrictions on page 2 of conservation easement.

Report Violations Report violations here.
Property Overview
Sublots: : 11 Sublots
Grantor: River Estates Homeowners' Association

Document Downloads
Conservation Easement
Deed Restrictions
Site Plan
Baseline Report

Monitoring Report
2013 Monitoring Report

Previous reports are
available upon request

Related Links
Village of Grafton

Lorain County

Lorain County Metro Parks