150 Acres of New Wetlands

Posted Monday July 24, 2017 by wf_admin

A total of 150 acres of critical wetlands habitat was created and restored within the Chesapeake Bay watershed in Maryland thanks in part to your support. This project started with the restoration of former wetlands that had been drained for agriculture. Participating private landowners received incentives to allow the creation of shallow non-tidal wetlands on their farmland. The sites are being managed for spring and fall migration as well as wintering habitat for waterfowl. The project has benefited a wide variety of waterfowl including pintails and widgeons. The project sites are being used as demonstration areas to educate and recruit additional private landowners for the restoration program. The project sites continue to be monitored to measure the wildlife species utilizing the new habitat.