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Deal will preserve huge swath of Otter Creek wetlands

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Posted on June 30, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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JIM AND LYN De Marais, who have preserved the natural habitat of a 500-acre wetland in Brandon, receive thanks from USDA officials Sally Eugair, right, and Vicky Drew during a ceremony at the site along Otter Creek this past Friday. Brandon Reporter photos/Lee J. Kahrs

BRANDON — “I have a simple thesis. If you restore it, they will come.”

With that thought, Rutland County Audubon Society Co-President Roy Pilcher summed up Friday’s preservation of 500 acres of wetland at the former Dean Farm on Union Street in Brandon.

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