SCH Number 2020120220
- Bees Lakes Habitat Restoration Project Initial Study
- The proposed project includes implementing ecosystem, water quality and recreational improvements at the Bees Lakes site. Project site restoration includes focused removal and control of target invasive species at the project site. The goal of the invasive plant removal is to significantly decrease abundance of target invasive species and increase abundance of native understory species to improve and sustain native plant community health and diversity. Water quality components include removing and disposing of potentially contaminated soil from the two ponds on the site, potentially treating the pond water, and the removal of trash from the ponds. The water quality components also include installing a submerged or floating aeration diffusion device to increase pond aeration and water circulation within the ponds, decrease algae growth, and increase habitat suitability for fishes and other aquatic life. An additional water quality enhancement, which would also provide habitat benefits, includes installing one or more artificial floating wetland islands in one or both of the site ponds. The recreational components include marked foot trails, elevated boardwalks, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) access ramps, an equestrian trail, a ten-stall parking area, portable bathrooms, two large viewing platforms, multi-purpose picnic/recreational areas, way-finding signage and information kiosks.
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