Ronald Bog Park reopens Monday, July 27
Ronald Bog Park is set to reopen for public use on Monday, July 27th, after 9:00 a.m. Sound Transit completed construction of a wetland mitigation project in this City park. This project added one acre of new wetland and enhanced over two acres of wetland buffer area with native vegetation and invasive species removal. The Kiss sculpture was relocated out of the mitigation area and new pathways were added from the parking lot to the shelter, to view the wetland areas, and through the Rotary Club arboretum.
Sound Transit is responsible for maintenance and monitoring of the mitigation wetlands and buffer area for a period of ten years to meet federal permitting requirements. The goal of this project is to replace, within the same impacted watershed, the wetland functions and habitat lost with the filling of a few smaller wetlands on the east side of I-5 that could not be avoided. The wetland and buffer are reserved for the new plants and wildlife that will make their home here. Please enjoy this new natural area from the trails and lawn areas of the park.