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wppWetland wonder: Crops, wildlife flourish on Delaware farm

By Megan Lang – U.S. Department of Agriculture – May 9, 2018
If ever he wondered if his family had made the right choice by restoring a wetland at their Delaware farm, Matt Spong laid that question to rest with the help of a duck. Actually, a wood duck and her brood, seven lives that depend on the ecology at Viola Farms Inc. “One day I saw something small bobbing in the water, and it turned out to be a female wood duck and six babies,” Spong recalled. At that moment, he knew: working to keep a healthy wetland paid dividends exceeding the farm’s bottom line. Matt Spong and his wife, Marilyn, are ardent proponents of protecting their wetland and the creatures that live there. Read full blog post here.

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