wetland Lake Erie- Photo by Nature ConservancyOnly around 5 percent of the wetlands in western Lake Erie remain from the days before pollution and dam construction.

Now, a five-year process is underway to restore one of the lake’s largest coastal wetlands, thanks to the Nature Conservancy.

The 2,200-acre Erie Marsh, which has been cut off from the Great Lake since the 1940s, is home to 65 species of fish and 300 species of migratory birds.

(READ the article at GreatLakesEcho.com)

Photo credit: The Nature Conservancy

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