Bay Lodge is 70.1 ha (173.2 ac) with 2 kms of coastal wetland shoreline, at the south end of Mitchell’s Bay. This property was a dense monoculture of non-native Phragmites. A restoration project was initiated and, following two years of invasive species management and two years of excavating new ponds and channels, improving existing berms, native plantings, and installing water control structures, the project was completed in 2013. Snake hibernacula, turtle nesting substrate, bat boxes, and waterfowl and bird boxes were installed as part of the project.
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