Conservation group to buy bird
The Toledo Blade
MONROE - The Migratory Bird Conservation Commission has
voted to buy 153 acres of waterfowl habitat in Berlin
Township north of Monroe to expand the Detroit River International
About 51 acres will be returned to its natural state
once the purchase is completed, said a spokesman for U.S.
Rep. John Dingell (D., Dearborn), a member of the Migratory
Bird Conservation Commission and founder of the refuge.
The remaining areas are marshlands and open waters that
access Lake Erie and Estral Beach.
The refuge was established in December, 2001, and expanded
in May to include the entire shoreline of Lake Erie’s
western basin. The $600,000 to buy the land came from
revenue from the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.