Why Restore the Pioneer Park Wetland?

Pioneer Park is a unique type of wetland system located in the city of Blaine. It contains a variety of very uncommon wetland plant species that are rarely found elsewhere in the state.  Due to a lack of targeted management, the presence of non-native (introduced) and invasive (weedy) plant species, along with historic attempts to ditch and drain the wetland, the wetland is degrading in quality and unique species and habitats are unsustainable without restoration and management.

By completing targeted restoration and management work, historic ditches can be filled and properly revegetated, and invasive or weedy species can be controlled. Targeted management work will protect and improve the unique wetland habitats found within Pioneer Park and promote biodiversity.

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1. What is a Wetland Bank?
2. Why Restore the Pioneer Park Wetland?
3. What Does Wetland Restoration Mean?
4. Why is the City planning to remove trees in Pioneer Park?
5. How much of Pioneer Park will have trees removed?
6. Will all the trees within the project area be removed?
7. How much of the park will change to wetland?
8. Will the trails still have shade?
9. I see trees that look good and have been tagged. What does the tag mean?
10. Is this project being done to make room for more housing developments?
11. How will this affect the wildlife in the park?
12. When is this project going to start?
13. How is the money from the credits sales being spent?
14. Why can’t the east boundary be moved west to the ditch?