Exelon Corporation

Morton Wetland

Morton, Pennsylvania, United States

Certified through 2022

Project Name
Project Type
Morton Wetlands
Wetlands & Water Bodies
About the Program
Exelon Corporation's Morton Wetland is located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, just west of Philadelphia. The 1.76 acre mitigation wetland was created in 2007. Regulatory requirements were fulfilled in 2011 but wetland management and monitoring have continued. Species on site include a variety of native grasses, sedges, forbs, and trees. The team aims to control invasive species, promote native species, and enhance wildlife habitat.

Practices and Impacts
  • The wetland was first created through a combination of native seed planting, invasive species control, and hydrology enhancement.
  • The team partners with consultants to monitor vegetation and wildlife use biannually. 
  • Nest boxes and raptor perches were installed to encourage wildlife use of the habitat.
  • Wildlife observed on site include white-tailed deer, red fox, and a variety of bird species.

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