The New Windsor Middle School site is a 3 acre (1 acre forested, 1 acre scrub-shrub, 1 acre emergent) wetland created from a landscape management area. It is located in the Middle Potomac River – Double Pipe Creek (02-14-03-04) watershed of Carroll County.
The Maryland Department of the Environment, Department of Natural Resources, and the school cooperated to construct and plant this site in Summer/Fall 1999.
Some portions of this site are too dry. For this reason, using the newly developed Mitigation Site Scoring Method, MDE gave this site a score of 73/100. This site still provides some valuable wetland functions, including furnishing organic matter to the aquatic food web, water quality improvement, wildlife habitat, and educational/aesthetic qualities.
Provides aquatic species habitat
Some areas are too dry
Since this wetland is located on school property, access is restricted. Click this link to see an aerial photo and location information.
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1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230