The St. Anne Woods and Wetlands site was purchased with "Nature's Finest" license plate funds.
The Sisters of Divine Providence became stewards of this site as part of the St. Anne Convent campus in the 1940s. In recent decades, the sisters partnered with Thomas Moore College, Xavier University, Northern Kentucky University and others to develop an environmental education and research program. The sisters continue their environmental education efforts on the site with land management provided by the Campbell County Conservation District (CCCD) and the added habitat protection of the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund (KHLCF) conservation easement. This area represents one of the best wetland areas along the Ohio River in northern Kentucky and supports many native species now uncommon in this region, such as Jefferson’s salamanders and wood frogs.
· A portion of the wetlands are now open for hiking, wildlife viewing, birdwatching and educational uses.
· Parking and additional trails are under development
· To protect habitat, the area is open to daytime foot traffic only; no camping, horses or ATVs permitted.