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Kiwani Marsh

Kiwani Marsh

Kiwani Marsh is a 130 acre wetland complex that was restored at Kankakee State Fish and Wildlife Area during Phase IV.  Kiwani is a Potowatomi word meaning lost.  The wetland was just that, lost.  The site was row cropped for many years and few signs of the area being a wetland remained.  In 2005 a plan to restore the wetland was developed.  Ducks Unlimited was hired to do the construction drawings and survey the site.  In 2010, the 90 acre wetland was restored and an additional 40 acres of upland/sedge meadow habitat were developed as well.  Funds for the restoration were provided by Indiana Division of Fish and Wildlife, NAWCA, and Waterfowl USA NW Indiana Chapter.  This site is managed as permanent refuge for waterfowl, shorebirds, and other wildlife.