Hocking Canal Lock 11 and MWE Property
28-acre wetland mitigation site
The MWE property was acquired by AOA and conserved as a wetland mitigation site for a Columbia Gas pipeline project. This 28-acre site includes many interesting features packed into a modestly sized area. There are a variety of diverse habitats: bottomland forest, forested and prairie wetlands, and areas of mature upland forest on a pair of steep hillsides facing the Hocking River. Scenic outcrops of Black Hand sandstone define the edges of one of the hills. A beautiful, spring-fed Category 3 wetland covers much of the site, stretching along a section of the old Hocking Canal. Canal Lock No. 11 lies camouflaged in deep forest cover.