Cargill is a supporter of DU in New York, including four business units: Salt, Deicing Technologies, Animal Nutrition and Grain and Oilseed Supply Chain. Cargill most recently pledged a three-year, $243,000 grant to benefit projects across upstate New York. Here are some of the projects DU has started with Cargill support.
Catharine Creek Marsh Wetland Enhancement – 145 acres in Schuyler County will be enhanced this year by replacing a water control structure and reconstructing a berm to manage water levels; and channeling and potholing through dense invasive cattail to improve water flow and increase plant diversity. The project is led by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Partners program on land owned by Finger Lakes Land Trust, with Ducks Unlimted as a cost-share partner.
Teeter Pond – DU is working with the U.S. Forest Service to replace a water control structure on a 30-acre pond and wetland in Finger Lakes National Forest in Schuyler County.