City of Lincoln
2011 Media Releases
- August 5, 2011
- For More Information Contact:
- Terry Genrich, Parks and Recreation, 402-441-7939
- Tom Malmstrom, Parks and Recreation, 402-476-2729
Restoration Work to Begin at Arbor Lake
The Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department will begin work this month on the Arbor Lake Wetland Restoration Project. The project includes:
- the restoration of degraded wetland systems;
- the expansion of saline wetlands on the site;
- the prevention of further stream degradation;
- the maintenance and development of habitat for endangered species, including the Salt Creek tiger beetle; and
- the enhancement of the wetland systems with native plant species.
Arbor Lake is north of Interstate 80 along N. 27th Street. The 132-acre area is owned by the City and contains more than 65 acres of saline wetlands. The public recreation area provides habitat for a variety of wildlife and plant species.
The project is being funded by two grants received by the City from the Nebraska Environmental Trust Fund and the Environmental Protection Agency through the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.
For more information on the restoration of Arbor Lake, call 402-441-7847, send an e-mail to email@example.com or visit parks.lincoln.ne.gov.