Darby Refuge Wetland Reconnection

Ottawa County | La Carpe Creek Watershed | Coastal

Two wetland units in Darby Refuge will be reconnected to Lake Erie through this project.  The reconnection will increase the amount of excess nutrients and sediment captured in the watershed before they are able to flow into the lake. The project will include breeching existing structures/levees and installing water control structures to allow La Carpe Creek to flow through the wetlands instead of emptying agricultural drainage into Lake Erie directly.

Project Size: 352.2 Acres
Partner: Ottawa Soil & Water Conservation District & U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service