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Wetlands and Muskrats
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Written by David Masters   
Monday, 19 March 2012 11:26
The task of lowering the wetland has begun. Since it's creation in 2010, the wetland at LUNA has become home to a wide variety of wetland inhabitants...one being the Muskrat. This busy little creature has been steadily digging burrows into our earthen bank. This bank is what is holding the field drainage water from entering Beaver Creek too quickly. This weekend, we've started to lower the water levels by removing boards from our water control structure...I'm hoping that once we've had the chance to mend the banks by lining them with buried fencing, water will fill the wetland basin again giving revitalized life to an old field.

Other improvements to the water course for 2012 include an additional 200 trees to be planted, 24 acres above the wetland has been decommissioned, 2 new wetlands to be built, and turtle and duck nesting platforms will be constructed. It's going to be incredible to see old farmland transform into flourishing wetlands.


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