Date: 3/16/23 1:37 pm
From: <sshultz...>
Subject: Habitat Improvement at PINWR
Happy almost Irish Day!

In browsing my latest DU mag, I came across a snippet that I wanted to share
since it is good news!

Ducks Unlimited, in partnership with the USFWS, North American Wetlands
Conservation Council, North Carolina Coastal Land Trust, and the Eddie and
Jo Allison Smith Family Foundation, provided funding to make much needed
repairs to the water control structures at Pea Island.

The recently completed work included installation of a water control
structure between managed impoundments (I assume this to be South Pond/New
Field, but someone can correct me), and installation of a pump and power
unit. Combined, these improvements will allow refuge staff to control water
levels in the impoundments to maximize seasonal shorebird and waterfowl
habitat, as well as manage for preferred vegetation.

Kudos to these conservation groups for stepping in where government funding
was not available!

Happy birding!

Steve Shultz

Apex NC

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