New Wetland 01

 
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This is a view of a new 13 acre wetland in a local park. It was constructed last year as a mandated replacement for some wetlands that were destroyed in expansion of the county airport. It's been interesting to watch the evolution of the area from a pit in the ground a year ago to a meadow over the summer, then the surprise of a huge cover of wild sunflowers in September. There were also a lot of native trees and shrubs planted, and other wildflowers and grasses, and in 5-10 years it should be well on the way to becoming a mature wetland. The soil that was removed was trucked to the other end of the park, and was graded into sports fields.

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talsi - Oct 02, 2008 11:47 AM EDT
that's great that they are restoring the land - and a very pleasing image.
whittler113 - Oct 02, 2008 07:49 AM EDT
It looks like they did a fine job of it,great shot.
shutterbug - Oct 02, 2008 06:36 AM EDT
Lovely photo of the reclaimed land, I think they are suposed to do that with some of the gravel pits in our area after removing the dirt. Carol

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