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Poplar Island Habitat Project on Washington Fox 5 News
Northeast Region, March 18, 2007
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Reporter Patrick McGrath toured the Poplar Island restoration Project with Chesapeake Bay Field Office Biologist Pete McGowan. Once a haven for wildlife, Poplar Island was slipping away due to erosion. The Poplar Island Restoration project will restore 1,100 acres using dredge spoil from shipping channels. Since there is little vegetation on the island right now, Christmas trees were hauled to Poplar and attached to driftwood and piled up near wetlands. The trees will provide nesting areas and cover for birds, small mammals and other wildlife. To see the entire news coverage, go to: http://www.myfoxdc.com/myfox/pages/News/Local?pageId=3.2

Contact Info: Jennifer Lapis, (413) 253-8303, jennifer_lapis@fws.gov



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