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12-acre site at Milford Neck restored

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Delaware Wild Lands has competed its most recent wetlands restoration project, a 12-acre site at Milford Neck in eastern Kent County.

The project, known as  Deadwoods, because of the negative effect salt water had on a distinctive stand of old trees there, was completed in partnership with Ducks Unlimited, GreenWatch Institute and private donors.

Located in the Murderkill watershed, the project was designed to restore and expand historic freshwater wetlands and make the site more resilient to future saltwater intrusion without without increasing land disturbance or maintenance costs.

The project will improve freshwater wetlands for waterfowl at Milford Neck, an important Atlantic Coast migratory stopover point, and it will improved water quality in the Murderkill River, the Delaware Estuary and the Delaware Bay.

It will also enhance the habitat area for wildlife and protect coastal forests and agricultural fields from salinity.

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