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GLRI-Funded Habitat Restoration Partnership Announced in Eaton Township, OH

Margaret Peak Nature Preserve
This is an example image of what oak savannah habitat may look like following the conclusion of the restoration at Margaret Peak Nature Preserve (photo by ODNR).

(March 14, 2019) Recently, the Lorain County Board of Commissioners announced the approved agreement between Lorain County, Eaton Township Board of Trustees, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services for a habitat improvement program occurring at Margaret Peak Nature Preserve.  Funded through a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant to Lorain County Board of Commissioners, this restoration project will enhance the wildlife habitat on the preserve by planting a modified oak savannah, including native pollinators, where soy beans once grew.  The re-seeding of native grasses, plants, and trees will help outcompete invasive plant species and increase habitat and wildlife diversity on 50 acres of land.  Work is currently underway and should be completed by spring of 2020.