Fred Fletcher Park Water Garden Approved
Fred Fletcher Park’s Water Garden was approved early last week to begin construction and is expected to be finished by the end of June. The Water Garden is a Storm Water Management Division project that is designed to achieve several environmental and aesthetic goals by managing runoff in an attractive way:
- Creating an aesthetically pleasing garden with a variety of evergreen and perennial plant species;
- A new ecosystem in this area of the park for butterflies, dragonflies, frogs, and other animal species;
- Naturally filtering stormwater that flows into the water garden to clean the runoff before flowing downstream into Pigeon House Branch;
- Serving as an educational opportunity for neighboring schools and park patrons on the new habitat and the functions of the water garden.
The project is partially funded by North Carolina Department of Environment and North Carolina’s Clean Water Management Trust Fund. Camp Dresser & McKee, Inc. designed the project and it will be constructed by Fluvial Solutions, Inc.
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