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Large grant to help wetlands initiative in Putnam County

Posted by wlpo on April 5, 2014

A Putnam County wetlands project is getting a $50,000 grant to help restore habitat for waterfowl and marsh birds.

The Wetlands Initiative applied for the grant for the Oak Ridge Wetland Restoration at Hennepin and Hopper lakes. Its project involves restoring 70 acres of wetlands and surrounding savanna and prairie within the Sue and Wes Dixon Waterfowl Refuge.

Crews will re-establish native wetlands plants to increase nesting and foraging habitat.

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