Location: Weaver, Minnesota Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife &Fish Refuge
Major Features: This project involved two huge gated-culverts and a channel hundreds of feet long to provide dissolved oxygen in the backwater. Seven acres were also dredged to create deeper wintertime fish habitat. Spotlighted Species: Nesting ducks, turtles, sunfish, and bass Interesting Facts: This was the first Environmental Management Program habitat project completed. Native grasses planted along the channel have expanded the area’s plant life for the benefit of a wide variety of wildlife. The project has reestablished a historic wintertime fishery.