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Grand Island in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Restoring Nature

Bringing Back Wetland Habitat and Native Species

 
 
Restoring Nature Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, January 27, 2017
1. Restoring Nature Marker
Inscription. Little Beaver Island underwent a restoration project in 2010 in order to bring back the native marsh ecosystem that once thrived here. The project involved the removal of over eight acres of fill material and contouring of the newly re-exposed creek bottom.

Over 100,000 specimens of native plantings were integrated into the marsh ecosystem to achieve a diverse wetland habitat to support fish, birds, wildlife and plants. Promoting native species will help Little Beaver Island remain a healthy part of the Niagara River environment.

Funded and built by the New York Power Authority in conjunction with New York State Parks, this effort aims to restore the abundance of historical plant and animal apecies that called Little Beaver Island home long before Grand Island was developed.

[[insets:] New England Aster Symphyotrichum novae-angliae, Soft Rush Juncus effusus, Swamp Smartweed Polygonum hydropiperoides, Red Maple Acer rubrum, Black Willow Salix nigra
 
Erected by New York Power Authority.
 
Location. 42° 57.742′ N, 78° 57.747′ W. Marker is in Grand Island, New York, in Erie County. Marker is on Park Road to Lot 5, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map
Restoring Nature Marker - Southward image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, January 27, 2017
2. Restoring Nature Marker - Southward
Marker is at the lagoon with the "For the Birds" marker to its right. The road ahead dead-ends on Little Beaver Island (area 5). The water seen beyond the road curve is the west branch of the Niagara River.
. Marker is in Beaver Island State Park, area 4, on the road to area 5, which is Little Beaver Island. Marker is in this post office area: Grand Island NY 14072, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. For the Birds (here, next to this marker); Grover Cleveland & Grand Island/Lewis F. Allen & Western New York (approx. 1.1 miles away); Allenton Farm/Creating Beaver Island State Park (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bedell House 1877 - 1935 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Island Life (approx. 1.2 miles away); Strawberry Island (approx. 1.2 miles away); Did You Ever Wonder What It Takes to Restore an Island? (approx. 1.2 miles away); Recovery (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Island.
 
Also see . . .  Beaver Island - New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. Vehicle entrance fee to Beaver Island State Park is collected in season. (Submitted on January 27, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.) 
 
Categories. Environment
 
Restoring Nature Marker (left), For the Birds Marker (right) image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, January 27, 2017
3. Restoring Nature Marker (left), For the Birds Marker (right)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 27, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 149 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 27, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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