This project is a 2.2 acre (1.2 acres forested, 1 acre emergent) wetland located within the Bush River Area - Swan Creek (02-13-07-06) watershed of Harford County. 



In August 1997, the Maryland Department of the Environment and Harford County Soil Conservation District, in cooperation with the landowners, converted an agricultural field into a wetland.  The site was planted in spring 1998.     


This wetland system has more water than desired, and is dominated by Spatterdock.  When MDE scored this site in 2009 using the newly developed Mitigation Site Scoring Method, the site received the low score of 75/100.  The site provides valuable wetland functions including water quality improvement and wildlife habitat.      

Wildlife is abundant at this site . . .



Beaver lodge

This wetland is on private land. 


Back toWetland Restoration, Preservation, and Mitigation page

Human Trafficking GET HELP

National Human Trafficking Hotline - 24/7 Confidential

1-888-373-7888 233733 More Information on human trafficking in Maryland

Customer Service Promise

The State of Maryland pledges to provide constituents, businesses, customers, and stakeholders with friendly and courteous, timely and responsive, accurate and consistent, accessible and convenient, and truthful and transparent services.

Take Our Survey

Help Stop Fraud in State Government

The Maryland General Assembly’s Office of Legislative Audits operates a toll-free fraud hotline to receive allegations of fraud and/or abuse of State government resources. Information reported to the hotline in the past has helped to eliminate certain fraudulent activities and protect State resources.

More Information