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PEI Small Marsh Program (Eastern Habitat Joint Venture)

What is the program about?
It aims to restore approximately 20 wetlands in PEI per year, ranging from one to 10 acres in size. The program sponsors will do the work at no cost for landowners who participate in the program. Landowners must sign an agreement to maintain the restored wetland for a 25-year period.

Who can apply?
PEI landowners.

What projects can be funded?
Wetlands considered for this program should be at least one acre in size and in a relatively flat area or basin. Freshwater sites that are congested with aquatic vegetation and have water present for at least part of the year tend to be good sites. Restoration work involves excavating much of the aquatic vegetation and using this material to build islands within the wetland.

What is the maximum funding available?
Total costs of the restoration will be provided, and the work will be carried out by the program partners. Since funds are limited, wetlands are selected for restoration according to their biological value.

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