Rory Shaw Wetlands Park
Former Landfill Brings “One Water” Concept to Life
Design is underway to transform this former 46-acre landfill into a multi-purpose stormwater management facility. The project was awarded Envision Platinum by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure because it serves a multitude of purposes: flood control, stormwater treatment, groundwater recharge, nature preserve, and active park.
In order to provide relief to a community that continually floods when it rains, runoff will be captured from a 929-acre tributary area and collected in a pond. The pre-treated stormwater will be pumped through wetlands to remove pollutants and then pumped to a groundwater recharge system to replenish the aquifer.