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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
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Southwest Region, October 6, 2006
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Coastal Program Staff from the Corpus Christi Ecological Services Field Office assisted a private homeowner in applying for a Nationwide 27 Permit from the Corps of Engineers to protect and restore a small rookery island in Salt Lake, Aransas County.  In the past the island has supported as many as 14 pairs of Great Blue Herons; however due to erosion the island now only has available nesting substrate for 4 pairs.  Several nearby homeowners, a local Boy Scout troop, and Coastal Program staff will protect the Island by constructing a sackcrete retaining wall around the island.  Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program staff will build nesting platforms on the island to increase available habitat. 

Contact Info: Martin Valdez, 505-248-6599, martin_valdez@fws.gov

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