Pilot project also aimed at reducing carbon and creating wildlife habitat.
A watershed group in eastern P.E.I. is experimenting with a new mini-wetland that will filter pollutants, fertilizer and pesticides from water trickling out of the neighbouring farm field.
The new vegetated ditch will also absorb carbon and create wildlife habitat.
The Souris and Area Branch of the P.E.I. Wildlife Federation is one of the partners in the project.
“It’s going to be an elongated ditch, wider than a normal drainage ditch would be,” said project manager Jake MacKinnon.
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