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Dick Blythe Wetland Conservation Area

Dick Blythe Wetland Conservation Area

The Dick Blythe Wetland Conservation Area was purchased and restored under Phase IV of the grant.  The site consists of 202 acres that is adjacent to the Kankakee River and Co. Rd. 50 East in LaPorte County.  This parcel was named after one of the original members and long time chairman of the Indiana Grand Kankakee Marsh Restoration Project Committee.  The site is seasonally flooded, but 20 shallow water areas totaling approximately 30 areas were also developed on the site.  The remainder of the site was seeded to upland and sedge meadow habitats.  Funding for the restoration came from the NAWCA grant, Indiana Division of Fish and Wildlife, Natural Resource Conservation Service, and Waterfowl USA – NW Indiana Chapter.