Columbia Parks and Recreation
Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs
* Mid-year appropriation
Bill Moore, 3M Plant Manager
Project Description: This project will reclaim and restore an environmentally degraded site along an important riparian forest corridor by creating wetland habitat, planting native bottomland woods, and removing invasive species. Project location is at the the old Sewer Plant #2 - MKT trail bufferland near Forum Blvd. and Chapel Hill Road. Plans include conversion of the vacated sewer treatment pump house building to a viewing platform with a green roof, as funding allows. Structural engineering analysis and grading work to be contracted. All other work to be done with Park staff and partners.
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Interested Parties Meeting: Held at 5:30pm on September 28, 2010 at the ARC. See press release.
Project Notes: Project was approved at the January 18, 2011 Council Meeting. Park staff worked with the Wetland Emphasis Team II, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the City of Columbia Storm Water Utility Division to develop a restoration plan for the project area. Groundbreaking ceremony was held on June 23, 2011. Project was formerly known as the 3M Urban Ecological Restoration Project before the site was formerly named "3M Flat Branch-Hinkson Creek Wetlands" at the June 3, 2013 Council Meeting.
Project Partners: Columbia Parks and Recreation, 3M, Columbia Public Works, Boone County Resource Management, Columbia Water and Light, GetAbout Columbia, Columbia Audubon Society, Missouri Department of Conservation, Forest ReLeaf of Missouri, Missouri River Relief, National Association of Counties Research Foundation, Missouri Native Plant Society, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Recreational Trail Program, Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation (through MDC), Columbia Aquatic Restoration Project volunteers, and TreeKeepers volunteers.
Project Status: Project completed. Dedication scheduled May 15, 2014, 3:30pm on site. Attendees can park at either Forum Nature Area (2701 Forum Blvd.) or MKT Trail access at 800 Stadium Blvd. Site is about a half mile from either location; golf cart shuttles will be available.
|P||Archon Engineering||Structural analysis of pump house building||111440||$2,550|
|C||Asbestos Removal||Abestos abatement||111318||$1,635|
|M||Water & Sewer||Pipe||110267 & 112288||$8,653|
|M||HD Supply Waterworks||Pipe||112289||$2,673|
|C||Richardson Excavation||Earth work||111103||$60,193^|
|M||Precision Precast||Electric vault||112430||$1,740|
|C||Sellenriek Construction||Boring services||121475||$6,063|
|M||Water & Sewer Supply||Pipe||112288||$6,311^|
|Project site after being cleared and mowed. (Photo taken 6/23/11.)|
|Pump house building before conversion to viewing platform.
(Photo taken 6/23/11.)
|Old pumphouse converted to a viering shelter. (Photo taken 11/1/2013.)|
|Newly planted green roof.
(Photo taken 11/1/2013.)
|Completed wetlands. (Photo taken 4/18/14.)|