MWA Lake Maria WMA Restoration
A project of: Outdoor Heritage Conservation Partners Grant Program - FY 2010
Minnesota Waterfowl Association
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.