By scouring away the dirt to create levees the top soil has been removed. Baled wetland vegetation from the previous fall is added to replace some of the organic matter and to help kick start the bugs once the area is reflooded.
MDC protects and manages Missouri's fish, forest, and wildlife resources. We also facilitate your participation in resource-management activities, and we provide opportunities for you to use, enjoy and learn about nature. Read more about our mission.