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Alabama in Genesee County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Olsen Marsh

 
 
Olsen Marsh Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 18, 2022
1. Olsen Marsh Marker
Inscription.  The landscape stretching before you is a diverse mosaic of marsh and upland. Established in 1992 by Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge and Ducks Unlimited, Olsen Marsh is a living tribute to Odmond "Odie" Olsen.

The Man Behind the Marsh. Odmond "Odie" Olsen started his career with Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge as a maintenence worker in 1958. He went on to become the first biological technician and was instrumental in the early development of the refuge. Odie retired in 1988 after 30 years of service. John Michalovic, Ducks Unlimited State Charman. Odie Olsen.

Joining Forces for Wildlife. The 365-acre emergent marsh before you is Cayuga Pool. This vital wetland is home to many secretive birds, including the least bittern, Virginia rail, and pied-billed grebe. Look closely - you might spot the more conspicuois black tern nesting here.

Just out of sight to the west lie the twin marshes - Olsen North and Olsen South. These wetlands and surrounding grasslands provide waterfowl, upland birds, mammals, and other wildlife a place to feed, rest, nest and raise their young.

This copperatively built project was funded
Olsen Marsh Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 18, 2022
2. Olsen Marsh Marker
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through Ducks Unlimited's MARSH program. Blue-winged Teal. Bobolink. Green Heron.
 
Erected by Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Environment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1992.
 
Location. 43° 7.141′ N, 78° 26.612′ W. Marker is in Alabama, New York, in Genesee County. Marker can be reached from Lewiston Road (New York State Route 77) half a mile east of Salt Road. Marker is at the northwest corner of the Cayuga Pool Overlook parking area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Middleport NY 14105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Feeder Canal (approx. half a mile away); Charles Stielow (approx. 1.9 miles away); Trinity Complex (approx. 3.8 miles away); Treaty of 1857 (approx. 4.1 miles away); Basom Plot (approx. 4.1 miles away); Belva Lockwood (approx. 4.2 miles away); Neuter Fort (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alabama.
 
Also see . . .  Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior (Submitted on June 18, 2022, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.) 
 
Olsen Marsh Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 18, 2022
3. Olsen Marsh Marker
At the Cayuga Pool Overlook parking area of Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge. A new Black Tern marker is near the far corner by the shelter.
Black Tern image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 18, 2022
4. Black Tern
This marker replaced the Black Tern marker credited to the St. Lawrence Seaway Trail series. It is near the northeast corner of the Cayuga Pool Overlook parking area, exactly where the former marker stood.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2022, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 18, 2022, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.

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Aug. 10, 2022