Middlefield Wellfield Recharge Preserve

Middlefield, Geauga County

The Village of Middlefield proposed construction of a northwest by-pass connecting S.R. 87 with S.R. 608 to ease traffic congestion and improve pedestrian and buggy safety in the downtown. This by-pass route impacted 1.61 acres of wetland and 84 linear feet of stream, affecting the East Branch of the Cuyahoga River. The mitigation plan included the purchase of 1.6 credits at the Trumbull Creek Mitigation Bank and preservation of a 7 acre Wetland Preserve located adjacent to Tare Creek, near S.R. 608.

Located north of State Route 87 and west of Old State Road (State Route 608).

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.

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Property Overview
Grantor: Village of Middlefield

Document Downloads
Conservation Easement
Site Plan
Baseline Report

Monitoring Report
2013 Monitoring Report

Previous reports are
available upon request

Related Links
Village of Middlefield

Geauga County

Geauga County Building Department