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$25 - Microorganisms
Microorganisms including bacteria, fungi, algae and zooplankton are the most prolific organisms in estuaries. They are found within sediments and the water column and are an integral component of a healthy functioning estuary. They form the base of the food chain as well as cycle energy and matter. With your donation we are providing the conditions for these essential organisms to thrive at Kus-kus-sum.
$50 - Invertebrates
Estuarine invertebrates include a wide variety of shellfish, worms, and crabs. These creatures are found in and on the sediment of salt marsh and mudflat areas. They feed on dead organic matter and microorganisms and feed fish, birds and other marine life. With this donation we will be providing the conditions for these essential organisms to thrive at Kus-kus-sum.
$100 - Low Marsh
The low marsh is located along the river edge of the salt marsh. It is usually flooded at every tide and exposed during low tide. The lowest section of the Kus-kus-sum marsh will be wet at all tides. Plants in this area will include Lyngby’s sedge (Carex lyngbyi), sea milkwort (Lysimachia maritima), and silverweed (Potentilla anserina).
$250 - High Marsh
The high marsh lies between the low marsh and the marsh’s upland border. Soils in the high marsh are mostly saturated, and the high marsh is generally flooded only during higher than average high tides. Plants in this area will include Springbank Clover (Trifolium wormskioldii), tussock grass (Deschampsia cespitosa) and Henderson’s Checker Mallow (Sidelcea hendersonii).
$500 - Channels & Ponds
Channels and ponds weave their way through the salt marsh area. They will connect Kus-kus-sum to Hollyhock Flats (south) and provide passage, escape and refuge for fish and other aquatic species.
$1000 - Trees & shrubs
Trees and shrubs will be located on the salt marsh’s upland edge and other isolated areas on the marsh where elevations are slightly above the high marsh. This area is usually only flooded at extreme tides and under irregular conditions such as storm surges or wind-driven tidal inundations, and does not experience waterlogged conditions or severe salt stress.