School Busses and Wetlands Benefit from Restoration Project

A critical entry road for the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve and its partner Fennessey Ranch eroded to the point of eliminating school bus entry and blocking critical water flow to the wetlands. The reserve worked with key partners that included the University of Texas at Austin and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to repair the collapsed culvert system. School groups can now access the educational facilities, learn about the importance of wetland habitats, and develop stewardship projects to help preserve these important areas. The water flowing to the wetlands will help keep vegetation vibrant and wildlife and fish alive. (2016)

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Partners: Fennessey Ranch, Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve, NOAA Office for Coastal Management, University of Texas Marine Science Institute, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service