Baldwin Marsh is a 22-acre restoration project along the Kaskaskia River immediately adjacent to the town of Baldwin, IL. Completed in 2002, DU worked closely with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to restore this former oxbow wetland using financial assistance provided by Dynegy Midwest Generation and Martin Marietta Aggregates. A 17-acre companion project, the Wood Duck Management Unit, also was completed immediately upstream with the assistance of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
In addition to providing dependable habitat for waterfowl and other migrating birds, Baldwin Marsh provides spawning, nesting and feeding habitat for resident fish and wildlife. It also is a great example of what can be accomplished through conservation partnerships.