Feature Project: Haynes Park
The Haynes Park wetlands was originally built in 2001 as a constructed wetlands demonstration project to treat stormwater. This facility required constant maintenance to remove cattails and other invasive aquatic species from the water pool. Additionally, in the early 2010s, SSCAFCA began to believe that this type of feature was out of place in the semi-arid, non-riverine area where the facility was located and decided to change course to a less water consumptive type of facility. In 2013, the pond was dewatered, the aquatic vegetation removed, and rocks, trees and more climate appropriate plantings were installed.