Mayhaw WMA - Cypress Creek Waterfowl Project

Purpose: To restore 50 acres of emergent wetlands on Mayhaw WMA through installation of a water control structure and construction of perimeter levees. The wetland will be managed as an emergent marsh for natural aquatic vegetation. Some planting of waterfowl foods such as Japanese millet may be included as well. Invertebrate production will be high during most years. Water levels will be maintained on the site year-round for a period of 3 years. This will allow submerged aquatics to become established and mature. This project will be managed by the Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources to provide increased foraging habitat for migrating and wintering dabbling ducks and offer additional waterfowl hunting opportunities.

Location: Approx. 5 miles west of Colquitt, GA (Miller County)

Acres Impacted: 50 acres

Habitat Type: Submerged Aquatic Vegetation
Moist-soil Habitat

Partners: Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Ducks Unlimited, Inc

Timeline: Construction was completed in 1996

DU Contact: Craig LeSchack
Director of Conservation Programs – Georgia
3896 Leeds Avenue
Charleston, SC  29405
(843) 745-9110
cleschack@ducks.org