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Wetland Restoration

Wetlands are host to many ecosystem services – nature’s miracles – like absorbing stormwater and reducing flood events; providing unique habitat for thousands of micro and macro plant and animal species; filtering pollutants out of waterways; and sequestering greenhouse gas emissions. Learn more about the functions of wetlands on our blog.

More than one-third of the United States' threatened and endangered species live only in wetlands, and nearly half use wetlands at some point in their lives. Source: U.S. EPA

Unfortunately, misguided development over the last century in-filled and compromised many of the US’s 220 million acres of wetlands. If you live on a wetland, you can help mitigate the damage of decades of poor zoning by restoring your local wetland and bringing back the birds and butterflies! Green Jay Landscaping is experienced in all scales of wetland restoration. A typical restoration project might include:

  • Restoration and mitigation plans
  • Vegetation survey and ecological site inventory
  • Invasive species removal
  • Sediment removal, mechanical dredging, hydro-dredging, and suction harvesting
  • Native planting for mitigation, filtration, and habitat creation
  • Aeration
  • Observation and reporting
  • Assistance with regulator permits where applicable
  • NY DEC, NY DES, US EPA compliance