Arroyo Colorado

Harlingen Wetland

Project Overview

Funding Source

Funding provided by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as part of a Clean Water Act Section 319(h) Grant.

General Project Description

The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) will design and construct a five-acre wetland system at Ramsey Park and produce preliminary designs for Phases II through IV, which include a 40-acre wetland system at High Ramsey World Birding Center, a 40-acre wetland system at the Thicket, a 10-acre wetland system at McCullough Park, and a 10-acre wetland system at McKelvey Park. TWRI will also conduct at least two education and outreach sessions annually to highlight the benefits and advantages of the development and implementation of the phased approach for a regional wetland system.

Project Tasks

Task 1: Facilitate Communication

Objective: Facilitate communication between project participants by holding meetings or teleconferences on a quarterly basis.

Task 2: Conduct Site Assessment

Objective: Conduct site assessment and collect data at Phase I through IV project sites.

Task 3: Develop Conceptual Designs

Objective: Develop conceptual designs for Phase I through IV wetland systems

Task 4: Develop Preliminary Designs

Objective: Develop preliminary designs for Phase II through IV sites

Task 5: Develop Final Wetland Specifications

Objective: Develop final wetland construction specifications and drawings for the Phase I wetland system at Ramsey Park

Task 6: Prepare Phase I Site for Construction

Objective: Prepare Phase I site for construction and complete construction of wetland system at Ramsey Park

Task 7: Conduct Follow-up Site Observations

Objective: Conduct follow-up site observations and testing at the Phase I site at Ramsey Park

Task 8: Develop Additional Proposals

Objective: Develop additional proposals to secure funding for construction of Phases II through IV

Task 9:Education and Outreach

Objective: Hold at least two education and outreach sessions annually

Reports
Project Personnel

Allen Berthold
Project Manager, TWRI
979.845.2028
taberthold@ag.tamu.edu

Contact

Allen Berthold
Project Manager, TWRI
979.845.2028
taberthold@ag.tamu.edu