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Solberg Wetland/Stream Creation and Restoration Project



he Carl Solberg stream and wetland restoration project is located in western Kent County and is part of the Chesapeake Bay Drainage Basin.

This project was a cooperative effort between the Department’s Ecological Restoration Team and the Kent Conservation District. The project involved 1,700 feet of stream restoration, which was previously Prong B of the Marydel Tax Ditch. 






The project included the following: 

  • Elevating the ditch bottom
  • Installing three water-control structures
  • Creating a man-made beaver dam
  • Creating two acres of floodplain wetlands adjacent to the original channel.

This is a unique project as the entire tax ditch right-of-way has been eliminated and portions of the tax ditch maintenance access-way have been restored to wetlands. It should also be noted that the landowner purchased two additional acres of land along the tax ditch so that the project could be completed.    

    A wetland planting event was held May 8, 2007 with over 30 volunteers from various entities, including:

  •      - Kent Conservation District
         - Kent County Parks and Recreation
         - DNREC Division of Soil and Water Conservation 
         - Carl Solberg (property owner)

Mr. Solberg, the property owner, is very pleased with the outcome of this project. 




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