ALUS Norfolk wetland project on Paul Mauthe’s Farm

ALUS Norfolk participant Paul Mauthe has devoted several acres at the rear of his property to habitat rehabilitation. Together, ALUS and Mauthe created a wetland on his ginseng farm and planted native prairie grasses, trees and shrubs on the spoil pile surrounding the wetland, to buffer the farm from the surface water which flows into the drinking supply of the Town of Delhi.

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In 2008, ALUS Norfolk created a wetland in a wet spot on the Mauthe farm and Paul helped plant native grasses, trees and shrubs on the spoil pile surrounding the wetland.

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This photo shows the wetland and planted area in August 2010, two years after project initiation. South Creek drain is delineated by the tree line behind the wetland. Native prairie grasses are seen beyond the creek, buffering the ginseng garden from the surface water which flows into the drinking supply of the Town of Delhi.

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Paul’s son Kyle Mauthe (right) leads a tour of the ALUS Norfolk demonstration project on July 2, 2013.

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ALUS Norfolk participant Paul Mauthe. Photo credit: Simcoe Times-Reformer.

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