The City of Blaine is partnering with the Coon Creek Watershed District (CCWD) to construct a new stormwater pond in the southwest corner of Aurelia Park. The pond is part of an ongoing effort by the City to enhance water quality in the area. This pond will act as a filter by allowing pollutants to settle, it will also provide water storage during high precipitation events, and enable stormwater to be used to water the park grass.
At the time your neighborhood was constructed, stormwater was not considered in the design of the neighborhoods. Since that time, concerns over the quality and quantity of the water flowing off the streets, sidewalks, driveways, and rooftops have emerged. Treatment practices are now required to be installed to help clean the water and provide storage capacity to help prevent flooding.
To construct this pond, some trees will be removed from the southwest corner of the park, but the project also includes planting replacement trees around the perimeter of the new pond and elsewhere in the park. The design team will leave as many existing trees as possible.