Duck Stamp-funded activities included wetland planning and design, permitting, contractor bidding and construction management. Construction activities consisted of excavation, construction of ditch plugs and installation of water control structures to restore hydrologic function to the six drained wetland basins. A re-vegetation component followed construction and included seeding disturbed areas with native grasses and forbs and planting native shrubs and trees in riparian areas.
Three of the wetland cells were constructed in April of 2013, totaling 26 acres. The remaining three cells, totaling 19 acres, were constructed in June of 2014.
The restored wetland will provide breeding and migration habitat for several hundred ducks, geese and swans, as well as other water dependent birds such as great blue heron, shorebirds, grebes, etc. Upwards of 50 broods of waterfowl could potentially be produced on this site, and several thousand waterfowl use days will occur during migration periods.