MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Honking geese soar overhead in a V formation, buffeted by bitter gusts off nearby Lake Erie, while flocks of mallards bob along the shore. Even blanketed in snow, the sprawling wetland in southeastern Michigan is a magnet for water birds — one reason a public-private project is underway to improve it.
are building levees, canals and pumps that will regulate water levels
and upgrade fish passageways in a 946-acre section of Erie Marsh, making
it a better home for wildlife and limiting the spread of
an example of decades-old efforts by government agencies and private
groups to rebuild Great Lakes coastal wetlands such as swamps, bogs and
marshes that have been depleted by development. A federal report
released in November suggests the work is beginning to pay off.
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