This wet 17-acre farm field was restored to a shallow emergent wetland using CREP and additional help from Maryland DNR.
This “before” aerial of the site (outlined with yellow line) shows the drainage leads that were used to try to make the area dry enough to grow row crops before we converted it into a wetland.
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This flock of tundra swans made good use of the shallow freshwater wetland in its first winter (shown in February at full pool).