Work starting in February on $1.9M wetlands restoration

Work starting in February on $1.9M wetlands restoration
(Source: WAFB)

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) - Work is scheduled to begin in February on a $1.9 million wetlands restoration project in South Carolina. The state Department of Natural Resources says the work will restore management ability to 270 acres of tidal wetlands in Georgetown County.

A news release Wednesday says the project is getting $1 million from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Another $895,000 in matching funds is coming from Ducks Unlimited, Open Space Institute, Audubon South Carolina and department funds.

Crews will restore canals, retop and build dikes and install four boxy water control structures called rice trunks. Such devices originally were used in rice fields.

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