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Brightwater Center: the Education & Community Center and Park at the Brightwater Clean-water Treatment Facility

Nature at Brightwater Center

White-crowned sparrow at Brightwater
White-crowned sparrow at Brightwater

White-crowned sparrow at Brightwater
Salal flowers
  • Created over 70 acres of landscaped open space & wildlife habitat devoted to public open space
  • 43 acres are now restored salmon habitat, wetlands and reforestation area including
    • 29,000 square feet of pond habitat
    • An amphibian shelf and ladder system were built between two open wetland systems
    • Over 1,300 feet of stream corridor restored
    • 350 feet of new stream corridor created
  • Most mature vegetation was retained throughout the site
  • Banks restored with native plants, over 300,000 plants on site
  • Natural storm water filtration improved quality of flows to Little Bear Creek
  • Re-used more than 200 trees and root wads from the site and the Route 9 construction project
  • Already a documented Audubon annual bird count location.