Tag Archive: restoration

Jan 31

A conservation effort that’s all it’s quacked up to be

In an agricultural area of Ann Arbor, Michigan, a group of organizations has been helping one landowner restore about a hundred acres back to its native state – a mix of grassland prairie and wetlands. Ducks Unlimited’s Jason Hill says restoring the wetlands required little more than removing dams and drainage systems. Hill: “The wetland seed …

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Jan 20

The Tale of the Lackawanna River

A community’s perception of their river had to be changed before they believed it was worth the effort to clean it up. Tune in to the tale: The Lackawanna River in Pennsylvania was once a dumping ground for coal waste and sewage. Mcgurl: “Oh, it was a dirty place! It was not some place you …

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Dec 18

Unity Island

A pond of dreams: Unity Island sits in the Niagara River in Buffalo, New York. At its northern tip is a manmade deep water pond. Ecologist Andrew Hannes is with the Army Corps of Engineers. He says the area does not support wildlife. But that’s about to change, thanks to a restoration project that will …

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