St. Joseph Confluence Wetland Expansion

Williams County | Maumee River Watershed

A combination of nutrient-reduction practices is planned for this project site, which currently has 20 acres in agricultural use. Efforts include decommissioning subsurface drainage tiles, expansion of existing wetlands, and creation of new ones. Native vegetation, including shrubs and sedges, will be planted to help hold nutrients on the land, preventing them from entering nearby waterways. A deciduous forest of native trees also will be restored, within which nutrient and sediment-trapping vernal pools will naturally occur.

Project size: 140 Acres
Partners: Black Swamp Conservancy

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