Utilizing a holistic design approach this project far exceeded the minimum selection criteria. This exemplary, cost-effective project transformed an illegal dumping ground into a restored coastal plain wetland/stream system. The comprehensive restoration effort included floodplain enhancement, connection to existing habitat corridors and waterways, and planting of 1900 trees and 12,000 native plants, and has resulted in the uplift and re-establishment of ecosystem function demonstrated by the introduction of plentiful diversity of aquatic and upland wildlife habitat. Congratulations to the South River Federation for facilitating another successful project demonstrating that effective restoration is fertile ground for prolific habitat creation.
To learn more about the project that was declared this year’s first place Habitat Creation BMP, visit the project folder on our google drive here.