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Destroying the Environment to Save It
One view of the wetlands created by Richard Delene. Delene used to create projects just like this one as a contractor for-profit. Now he is under orders from the state to destroy the one he has created at his own expense. The cabin where the Delenes had hoped to commune with nature in their retirement years is in the background.
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Destroying the Environment to Save It
Delene designed each pond to have at least one island to ensure the safety of migratory waterfowl.