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Enhancing Biodiversity in an Urban Wetland 
Students adopt a marsh as a research and conservation area 
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The John Macoun Marsh is a small wetland located on the property of the Beechwood Cemetery, in Ottawa, Canada. Under the supervision of teacher Michael Leveille, the students of Educarium, a private school situated across the street from the marsh, have adopted the marsh as a research and conservation area. In 2004, Educarium joined with Jean Vanier Catholic School to continue the work. The marsh name honours Canadian naturalist John Macoun, and was chosen by the students of Educarium. 

The Macoun Marsh project aims to: Research, enhance and protect the ecology found on site; record biodiversity through every season and educate the community about the value of urban wetlands with news articles, presentations and a website.