Crosswinds Marsh

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Sunset reflecting on water at Crosswinds Marsh
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Tree against Sunset at Crosswinds Marsh
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Sunset reflecting on water at Crosswinds Marsh
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Sunset reflecting on water at Crosswinds Marsh
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Photographer silhouette against Sunset at Crosswinds Marsh
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Sunset reflecting on water at Crosswinds Marsh
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Swans with Sunset at Crosswinds Marsh
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Swans with Sunset at Crosswinds Marsh
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<br>Sunrise over Crosswinds Marsh
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<br>Sunrise over Crosswinds Marsh
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<br>Sunrise over Crosswinds Marsh
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<br>Close-up of Super Moon from Crosswinds Marsh
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<br>Trees against Sunset at Crosswinds Marsh
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<br>Trees against Sunset at Crosswinds Marsh
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<br>Early morning view of boardwalk at Crosswinds Marsh<br>
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<br>Sunrise with fog from Crosswinds Marsh<br>
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<br>Sunrise with fog from Crosswinds Marsh<br>
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<br>Sunrise with fog from Crosswinds Marsh<br>
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<br>Fog over Crosswinds Marsh<br>
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<br>Sunset reflecting on water with lily pads at Crosswinds Marsh<br>
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<br>Swan at Crosswinds Marsh<br>
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<br>Sunset at Crosswinds Marsh<br>
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<br>Sunset at Crosswinds Marsh<br>
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<br>Lily pads at Crosswinds Marsh<br>
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<br>Sunset at Crosswinds Marsh<br>
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<br>Sunset at Crosswinds Marsh<br>
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Location Name:  Crosswinds Marsh (Rural - Wayne County; Sumpter Township, Michigan)

Location Type:  Park (County)

Year Opened:  1995

History:  

Crosswinds Marsh is a wetland preserve managed as a unit of Wayne County Parks. Over 1,050 acres are maintained by the park, including over six miles of trails, equestrian paths, canoe paths, and boardwalks spanning many areas of the marsh. Crosswinds began when nearby Detroit Wayne County Metropolitan Airport in Romulus wanted to pave over wetlands to expand their runways. To do so, the Airport’s legal obligation was to replace the wetlands they would destroy, with a 50% increase in area. JJR, LLC was chosen to design and build the preserve in what was then an area of abandoned farm fields. New wetlands were planted on the site and endangered species were transplanted from the Airport site to Crosswinds. At a cost of over $18 million, Crosswinds was completed in 1995. Crosswinds is one of the largest man-made wetlands in the nation. In 1996, management of the preserve was transferred to Wayne County Parks. There are currently plans to build an observation tower for visitors to get a birds-eye view of the marsh, as well as to construct an interpretive center.

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