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Wildlife habitat proposed for rivers confluence

By Bill Raack, KWMU

St. Louis, MO – The land near the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers in St. Charles County would become a huge fish and wildlife habitat under a proposal by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The Corps wants to convert over one-thousand acres of federal and state land into the Confluence Point Project. Project manager Jason Farmer says the area would be transformed into a mixture of flood plain habitats, with some prairie, some trees and some small basins.

"This should be a major draw for all sorts of waterfowl. Shorebirds, waterfowl, ducks, geese, things like that. It's already a huge draw for birds and once we get this habitat in place it has the potential to be one of the top birding areas in the country," Farmer said.

The public has until March 6th to comment on the project. Click here for project details.

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