WPS and the Wildlife Center started early Saturday morning and finished the project in one day. They built nesting platforms on a marsh and replaced the old colony of dead timber that the birds once nested on. The timber was rotting away and the birds were loosing their habitat.
The process of building the platforms isn't easy and the Mead Wildlife Area can't do it alone. Workers are grateful for the help of WPS and their equipment.
"Most of the work done is in the wetland area. They bring the trucks and we freeze the ice. They drive out on the ice and do a lot for us," says Keith Markstrum, a WPS Coordinator.
The Mead Wildlife area is the third largest in the state. Volunteers make an effort to protect all species that live in the area.