Springville Marsh Wetland Extension

Seneca County | Blanchard River Watershed | Inland

The Springville Marsh project will reduce phosphorus runoff by including 65-acres of former cropland in the partial restoration of the historical Big Spring Prairie, a former large, wet prairie/fen/marsh complex. Restoration work includes removing underground drainage tiles in frequently flooded land adjacent to the Springville Marsh State Nature Preserve, controlling invasive species, and planting native prairie vegetation with burr and white oaks on the uplands. Project improvements will also provide additional habitat for rare wildlife and plant species. 

Project size: 65 Acres
Partner: Division of Natural Areas and Preserves

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