Blakeman / Hill

Wetland Restoration

This one-half acre wetland was restored by excavating four thousand cubic yards of wetland sediments laden with nutrients from barnyard runoff. The pond allows some of the nutrients to settle-out and provides shallow water habitat for water birds such as wood ducks and great blue herons.

The Amery High School Science Department and the United States Geological Survey monitored water quality for the project.

The project was financed through a Lake Protection Grant from the Department of Natural Resources. Landowners Don Hill and Rudy Blakeman generously granted easements to allow the project to occur. 

Current owners Barb Richardson, Tom and, Barb Gartland have graciously allowed the Conservancy to continue maintenance of this wetland.

“When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love
and respect.”

~ Aldo Leopold