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Cedar Creek

The Armstrong Wetland Restoration proj­ect

Only 20 kilome­tres west of Leamington in southwestern Ontario, along the north shore of Lake Erie in Essex County, lies the 385 acre Armstrong Property. Located within the broader, provincially significant Cedar Creek Wetland Complex, this Marquee Project is a pivotal location for waterfowl that must stop to feed and rest during spring and fall migrations.

This spectacular part of the province is highly sought after and has seen substantial growth in human population and development. The shores of the Great Lakes were once rich in wetlands yet, today, a mere 2 per cent of the pre-settlement wetlands remain in Essex County.

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Ducks Unlimited Canada’s (DUC) goal is to restore the drained wetlands on this property. This restoration will include the construction of earthen berms and water control structures to manage water levels. Restoring the health and productivity of these wetlands will make them highly attractive to waterfowl during their long trips north and south. Other wetland-dependent wildlife will also find high quality habitat once the wetlands have been restored. We need your help to achieve this goal.

The need for funding to support habitat protection is significant.  While DUC works in partnership with others to develop the overall funding required to protect wetland habitat, your financial support of these programs is essential to leverage the investments of these partners.

If you would like more information or would like to donate to the Cedar Creek Wetland Complex, please contact us today.


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