Marathon Petroleum Corporation

29th Street Duck Pond

Texas City, Texas, United States

Certified Silver through 2022

Project Name
Project Type
29th Street Duck Pond Avian
Avian
About the Program

Marathon Petroleum's 29th Street Duck Pond, located in Texas City, Texas, seeks to promote these values by enhancing their unused land to support wildlife. Their conservation objectives of the program are to increase the native habitat availability for waterfowl and wading shorebirds, and to provide a space for local Texans to enjoy their local avian fauna. 

Practices and Impacts

  • Marathon has successfully implemented a multi-faced avian project spanning their wetland and forest habitats.
  • Four duck boxes and four purple martin houses were installed on-site, which are monitored for activity in addition to general bird watching in the area by volunteer Marathon employees.
  • Employees also monitor pollinator and plant species, which support the foraging and habitat needs of the local birds. To date, 101 bird species have been observed on site, increasing from 35 species in 2018 to 93 species in 2019.

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