Gleason’s Marsh: Food for Thought

April 10, 2020

Have you ever popped into the kitchen to make a delicious dish you’ve been craving, only to find out one of your key ingredients has gone bad? Or maybe you’ve gone out to eat and had a dish that just didn’t sit well the next day? While we’ve all experienced food making us ill from time to time, the plight of the Tundra Swans along the Coeur d’Alene river corridor is often much worse. Due to toxic heavy metal runoff from legacy mining operations in the Silver Valley, this seemingly idyllic corridor can often spell death to the long-necked swans and other waterfowl that frequent the area. Thanks to the Restoration Partnership and the Conservancy, another piece of land has been protected for conservation and clean-up, ensuring a brighter future for these amazing creatures! Read more about our work in the river corridor in the Gleason’s Marsh story in our May newsletter.

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