Ducks Unlimited recently submitted a proposal to the North Carolina Attorney General's Environmental Enhancement Grant Program to restore 593 acres on Neuse Game Land in Wake County. This project will involve restoring water-management capabilities on existing wetlands by replacing water-control structures, removing debris from canals, and installing pump systems.

DU will partner with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to develop and implement this restoration project on five managed wetlands: Beaver Dam Unit (76 acres), Little River Unit (70 acres), Flat River Unit (246 acres), Butner Depot Unit (72 acres), and Brickhouse Road Unit (129 acres). These wetlands are intensively managed to provide habitat for waterfowl, shorebirds, and other wetland-dependent species. Managed wetlands are vital to the wildlife and hunting traditions of North Carolina.