Large Wetland Complex Preservation

Nine Mile Swamp

The Nine Mile Swamp lies along the banks of the Sangerfield River in Oneida and Madison counties. It is the largest wetland complex in the Upper Susquehanna River Basin, comprised of a diverse mixture of northern white cedar swamp, floodplain forest, emergent marsh, and rich fens.

Onondaga Lake Watershed Habitat Enhancement

TWT is working with the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the NYS Department of Conservation to permanently protect and restore natural resources including wetlands and their surrounding uplands. Funding was provided through a 2018 Onondaga Lake Natural Resources Damage Consent Decree and has resulted in about 525 acres of open space obtained for restoration.

Owasco Headwaters Preserve

TWT has been fortunate to obtain a very biodiverse 200-acre wetland complex at the headwaters of Owasco Inlet Creek.  There is a rich mix of upland and wetland bird species including Bobolinks, Eastern Meadowlarks, Brown Thrashers, Willow Flycatcher, Swamp Sparrow, Virginia Rail, Marsh Wren, Hooded Merganser, Wood Duck and Green Herons. The site also hosts a balsam fir swamp forest, very uncommon for the region.

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