The linear waterway and its vegetation also serve as a
Planted primarily with areas of prairie grass and lowland
forest plantings, this wet environment affords movement,
nesting, and foraging opportunities for a variety of wildlife.
The patches of deciduous and evergreen woodlands that
punctuate the corridor provide shelter and food for overwintering
species, such as chickadees, nuthatches, and cardinals.
Because this corridor links to the Vermillion River, it forms a
vital connectionto the region’s wildlife habitat network, especially
as the watershed becomes more urbanized.