How much of the park will change to wetland?

No new additional wetlands are created with this project. This proposed wetland restoration project within the City's parkland is not about creating additional acreage of wetland. It is about restoring the hydrology and vegetation quality of the existing wetlands within the park and getting credit for it. The amount of wetland acres prior to restoration will be the same as the wetland acres post-restoration. 

However, the hydroperiod of the existing wetland will be restored with the installation of the weir/impoundment. This simply means the wetland will stay saturated longer throughout the year; the flood elevations will not be increased and therefore, the resulting acreage of wetland will not be increased.   

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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?