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State Land Board Awards 2011
Wetland Project Award

EWEB Roosevelt Operations Center Wetland Mitigation Site, Eugene

The Eugene Water and Electric Board’s mitigation project transformed 14 acres of historically degraded wetlands at their 52-acre operations center in west Eugene through restoration, creation and enhancement efforts. The project area is located within the West Eugene Wetland Conservation Planning Area.
 
Approximately 10.5 acres of the project are to mitigate for wetland fill impacts from construction of the EWEB facility, and another 3.5 acres are avoided wetlands that have been voluntarily enhanced.
 
The mitigation project has greatly improved habitat diversity and native vegetation on this site, as well as provided opportunities for the public to enjoy and learn about wetlands through a walking path and interpretive signage.
 

EWEB receives State Land Board award 



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Stream Project Award
City of Eugene Delta Ponds Side-Channel Habitat Enhancement
 
The project connected 2.2 miles of side-channel delta_ponds_award2.JPGhabitat to the Willamette River, providing critical rearing habitat for juvenile Chinook salmon. The work is the largest urban side-channel enhancement project to date in the Willamette Valley.
 
Gravel mining and major flood events had altered the character of the river, and resulted in the loss of side channels and backwater areas. The city and its numerous partners and volunteers created 7 acres of riparian habitat and emergent wetlands; removed nearly 60 acres of invasive species; and planted 75,000 native trees, shrubs, sedges and rushes.
 
The project also incorporated trails and interpretive facilities for public enjoyment, including the 12-mile Ruth Bascom Riverbank bike and pedestrian system.
 
 
 

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