The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, recently released this very interesting short documentary named ‘The Story of the Braddock Bay Ecosystem Restoration Project’, explaining how one of Lake Ontario’s last large coastal wetland complexes was saved for future generations.
Implementation of the Braddock Bay Ecosystem Restoration project began in winter of 2016 with the excavation of approximately seven acres of channels and potholes within the existing marsh.
Excavation began in January and concluded in March of 2016, USACE said.
Construction of the barrier beach began in August. Placement of the stone portions of the barrier beach were completed by December 2016.
Additional work in 2017 included sand placement on the barrier beach, installing lives stakes and plugs on the barrier beach, additional treatment of cattail and phragmites, and construction of a 2.7 acre of emergent marsh within Braddock Bay.