Year 18 Day 295 – Sennem Environmental Services Restores Halcatta Wetlands

Sennem Environtmental Services, in partnership with the Ksift planetary government, issued a press release Year 18 Day 295 announcing that the Halcatta Wetlands restoration project on Ksift has been completed.

The Halcatta Wetlands is a 1500-acre area in the Din continent on the planet of Ksift in the Outer Rim territories. This wetland, near a major river confluence at that world’s largest freshwater sea, is one of many wetlands that ringed Halcatta Harbor before offworld logging companies transformed it into an industrial port and center of operations.

Before the logging companies arrived, natural grasses in the lower river deltas were so abundant that some explorers struggled to find the actual river channel, according to some published reports. When the companies were forced offworld, they left their mills and processing factories in an unsafe condition, which eventually caused a massive fire that spread quickly and was uncontainable by modern methods — remnants of some mills still poked above the water. The mills and processing factories left another lasting reminder of logging operations in the bay: tons of timber and layers of soggy wood waste, up to 16-feet-deep in some areas, tragically suffocated fish and wildlife.

Sennem Environmental Services (a subsidiary of the Loronar Corporation) was contracted to clean up the Wetlands and restore the natural habitat. To make the wetland suitable again for local wildlife, Sennem crews used heavy equipment to remove tons of soggy wood waste and restore natural channels. Workers then reseeded the marsh by tossing bags of rocks laced with seeds into the water, where they sank to the bottom and could be tended to by aquatic droid crews. Crews also re-planted native trees and other brush. The site is now home to dozens of species of wildlife that had previously deserted the polluted area.

While the total cost of project to the Ksift government was not disclosed, Dr. Erka Illip (Sennem CEO) said in a comment to local leaders that the greatest reward was seeing the natural habitat restored.