St. Joseph Confluence Wetland Reconnection

Williams County | Maumee River Watershed

A combination of nutrient-reduction practices are included in this project site, which previously had 20-acres in agricultural use. Efforts included decommissioning subsurface drainage tiles, expanding existing wetlands, and the 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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