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This CREP map shows the extensive wetland restoration and buffer establishment (about 150 acres total) that CWH has done at Talisman Farm near Grasonville.

 

Before: March 22, 2010
Before: March 22, 2010 – Poor farming practices allowed this 4 foot deep gully to develop before CWH took over management of the land.
After: November 1, 2011- The same gully area now restored to a shallow freshwater wetland that helps take the nutrients out of 15 acres of actively farmed land while providing excellent wildlife habitat.
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A 5 acre freshwater wetland restored at Talisman Farm in what was a very wet farm field area right next to a tidal creek-it catches runoff from actively farmed land.
Excavation equipment stored "high and dry" (or so we thought) until a hurricane hit us with 10 inches of rain while we were building the wetland.
Excavation equipment stored “high and dry” (or so we thought) until a hurricane hit us with 10 inches of rain while we were building the wetland.

 

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To control timing and depth of flooding (and thus vegetation) we employ these flashboard weir structures.

 

 

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