A Wetland Demonstration Project for Water Quality Improvement, Wildlife Habitat Creation, and Farmer Education

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1993: $5,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1993
Region: Northeast
State: Pennsylvania
Project Leader:


Not commodity specific


  • Education and Training: demonstration
  • Natural Resources/Environment: riparian buffers, wetlands, wildlife

    Proposal summary:

    Construct an integrated farm drainage system that directs runoff and tile flow into created wetlands to protect on and off-farm water resources, increase farm profitability, enhance wildlife habitat and provide a demonstration site that will be used as part of a program to educate and inform farmers and other to the value and feasibility of wetlands for soil and water conservation in an integrated farm environment. By taking selected areas of our farm out of production and creating these wetlands, we are attempting to balance farm production and environmental goals.

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