Westport, CT, Begins Salt Marsh Restoration

Phragmites, photo/Wikipedia

Minuteman News Center: Aspetuck Land Trust [of Westport, Connecticut] has announced details of a project aimed at restoring native plants, animal species and wildlife habitat to 12 acres of salt marsh in the Saugatuck River estuary in downtown Westport off the King’s Hwy bridge.

The Land Trust recently began the first phase of the project by mowing 3.2 acres of invasive Phragmites australis from its 3.2-acre Taylortown Salt Marsh property. The mowing was done by an amphibious machine known as the Marshmaster, operated by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP).

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