The Nature Conservancy Great Egret Marsh preserve on Buck Road recently planted native 15,000 plant species as part of a habitat restoration project. The plan is to return the land into its natural state which would be a wetland.
“We are attempting to turn this area back into what it was,” said Tara Baranowski, Lake Erie Coast and Islands Project Manager. “There will be marsh where water will be encouraged to gather. We would like to connect East Harbor to encourage migratory birds and native species to come to this area. The marsh will also increase filtration in the storm runoff.”