Interdunal Wetland Restoration in the Indiana Dunes Region – II
Grant Recipient:

Grant Awarded:

$111,608

Lake Basin(s):

Michigan

Project Location(s):

John Merle Coulter Nature Preserve, Green Heron Pond Preserve, and the Beverly Shores Project Area in northwest Indiana

Shirley Heinze Land Trust will treat invasive species on 60 acres of interdunal wetlands and marsh habitat at the John Merle Coulter Nature Preserve, Green Heron Pond Preserve, and the Beverly Shores Project Area in northwest Indiana. Additionally, treated areas will be reseeded with native species. Invasive plant species, such as reed canary grass and purple loosestrife dominate the coastal wetland habitat landscape at these three sites along the southern coast of Lake Michigan in northwest Indiana. This project builds on restoration efforts completed through a previous Sustain Our Great Lakes grant. By controlling invasive species, the project will greatly improve a high-quality interdunal wetland ecosystem and benefit a variety of rare plant species.

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