Huron, S.D. – Ducks Unlimited received two grants to help keep water
in area rivers and creeks clear of erosion by restoring grassland and
wetland habitat on 136 acres in Beadle County. These restorations will
be along the James River.
The James River Water Development District board of directors
granted $8,000 to DU to restore 80 acres of marginal cropland into
perennial grassland species. This land is adjacent to a tributary of the
James River and is susceptible to severe erosion into the stream that
flows into the James River.
The directors also granted $10,750 to DU to restore and conserve
grassland and wetland habitat, creating a buffer for Pearl Creek. The
project will restore 16 acres of wetlands and 40 acres of grasslands.