Water Resource Center
This new Water Resource Center is planned within an abandoned sand and gravel pit at the southern portion of the Concord and Sudbury River valley corridor.
The site challenges include reclamation of soils and the establishment of desirable vegetation to restore healthy wildlife habitats. The river corridor is identified as an 'Important Bird Area' by the Massachusetts Audubon Society, reinforcing the importance of restoring the ecology of the site.
Slope stabilization will be managed with the quick establishment of deep rooted meadow species, and retention basins will be planted with native wetland plants that can withstand extremes of drought and flooding. Drifts of perennial plugs are planted within the seeded meadow areas for additional layers of color and texture. A comprehensive trail system that connects with a future neighboring planned unit development is a part of the long range planning goals for the site.