Created 62.66 acres of self-sustaining forested wetlands by restoring a historic, substantially degraded wetland that had been in agricultural production for more than 50 years in the Huron River Banking Watershed. The Bank has been sited to ensure successful restoration that maximizes the benefits to the Huron River Watershed. The siting of the also reduces downstream flooding and improves water quality in the Huron River and ultimately Lake Erie. The site design and location addresses several water impairments identified in the EPA approved Huron River Watershed Management Plan including altered hydrology, sediments, excess nutrients, water temperature and pollutants. The mitigation bank addresses each of these impairments by the restoration of wetlands, preventing and regulating the spread of non-native species, and by improving flood storage reducing stream peak flows during storm events . The removal of agricultural ditches and the installation of low berms hold water on-site creating natural wetland conditions.