Ducks Unlimited, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and several community partners gathered in April to celebrate the completion of a wetland enhancement project on Arrowhead Wildlife Management Area in Floyd County. The project enhanced a seven-acre wetland that will be managed for waterfowl and used by the Arrowhead Environmental Education Center for outdoor instruction.
The $40,000 wetland restoration grant that helped fund this project was awarded through the Five Star Restoration Program, which began in 1999 as a partnership between the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), National Association of Counties, Wildlife Habitat Council, the Southern Company and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
"Five Star is possible because of a unique collaboration with our public, private, and corporate funders," said Jeff Trandahl, executive director of NFWF.
DU's other partners on this project included the J. Supply Company, Kerry Brown, and Georgia DU State Chairman Neely Raper. These partners contributed a total of $41,840 in construction materials to complete this project.