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PHOTOS: Up-Close Look at Homestead Gardens Wetlands

The South River Federation helped construct a preventative wetland behind Homestead Gardens' nursery to benefit the local environment.

Business officials, environmentalists and dignitaries got an up-close and dirty look at the new wetlands restoration project at Homestead Gardens Tuesday morning. 

Executed by the South River Federation (SRF), the $100,000 project took about four years to become a reaility, but it's a welcome addition to the Davidsonville business, said Homestead Gardens President Brian Riddle. 

In attendance were County Executive John R. Leopold, Sen. John Astle (D-Annapolis) and County Councilmen Jerry Walker (R-7th District) and Chris Trumbauer (D-6th District). 

The wetlands restoration project—located behind the Homestead Gardens nursery—decreases stormwater runoff into local waterways. After the heavy rain it received nearly two weeks ago, it's holding up just fine, said SRF Project Manager Kirk Mantay. 

Check out Patch's photo gallery from the dedication ceremony and see how this massive project physically stops water from flowing to unwanted residential and natural landscapes. 

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