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Marsh Wren

The property consisting of approximately 150 acres is located on the north side of Salt Creek between approximately North 40th and North 48th streets and is owned by the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District. The property contains Category 1, Category 2, and Category 3 saline wetlands and critical habitat for endangered species.

The Marsh Wren saline wetland restoration project was completed in 2017. Funding for the project was provided by the LPSNRD and a 2012 Nebraska Environmental Trust grant for saline wetlands through the City of Lincoln. The Marsh Wren project design included the following measures:

  • Wetland enhancement
  • Excavation/sediment removal
  • Sediment control structure construction
  • Water level control structure(s)
  • Saline water distribution system
  • Vegetation management
  • Supplemental water supply
  • Grade control structure(s)
  • Stream bank re-shaping
  • Migratory bird habitat improvement
  • Pedestrian access

The saline water distribution system was activated in the fall of 2017 and continually being monitored for water release and any necessary modifications.