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MWA Lake Maria WMA Restoration


The recently acquired Lake Maria Wildlife Management Area has hydric Type II wetland Soils interspersed throughout the tract and include existing 7 acre basin, restorable wetlands of 25 acres, 8 acres 7 smaller wetlands of 3 acres. This project is a 20-30 acre basin that has a drainage area of approximately 380 acres. This will restore an existing wetland and continue to enhance the Lake Maria WMA as a key component in water quality and clarity to the multitude of lakes and wetlands surrounding it. The benefit will be in restoring a Basin back to it original purpose, both migratory and song bird will benefit as well a multitude of other species. The DNR approved this project.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 04/05/2010 - 06/30/2012

Project Manager Brad Nylin

Grant Recipient Minnesota Waterfowl Association

Grant Recipient Type Non-Profit Business/Entity

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $39,534

Expended $35,361

Statutory Reference M.L. 2016, Chp. 172, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 5(K)

Management Unit(s) State

Habitat(s) Wetland

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Murray


Latest Indicator Number of acres restored

Target 30 Acres

Measurement 30 Acres

Target Summary FY10 Grantees have until June 30, 2012 to complete their projects. Overall, CPL grantees are on track to meet their target # of acres and in some cases exceed those acres.