200 More Acres of Wetlands

Posted Monday July 24, 2017 by wf_admin

Michigan has 200 more acres of wetlands thanks in part to your support. Wildlife Forever teamed up with the Michigan Habitat Foundation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to provide $19,500 to support a project called, Restoration of Wetlands Along County Drains. Over many years, County Commissioners had drained millions of acres under the Michigan Drain Code to increase economic development through agriculture and other activities. This project supplied Commissioners with the technical expertise and water control structures to create habitat for waterfowl. Restoration work was done in five counties: Saginaw (50 acres), Lenawee (20 acres), Montcalm (97 acres) Ottawa (3 acres and Allegan (22 acres). The waterfowl populations of Michigan are growing thanks to your support.