The Haines stream corridor and wetland restoration project was completed during the spring of 2003. This project involved the restoration of 1,600 linear feet of straight, steep-sided tax ditch channel (Petersburg Tax Ditch). The tax ditch was restored to a natural flood plain stream system. In addition, approximately 7.75 acres of wetlands were restored in adjacent agricultural fields.
A celebration was held at the site of this highly successful project to recognize the long-term partnership between the Environmental Protection Agency and DNREC.
Approximately 80 individuals attended, including many state, federal and local agency representatives. Among them were students from Polytech High School and Sussex Tech High School who planted over 400 trees and shrubs.