Blaine Wetland Sanctuary Restoration and Maintenance
Restoration efforts will continue at the Blaine Wetland Sanctuary (BWS) this winter. The work will take place in the southern, central, and northern portions. All work is weather dependent and subject to change. Visit BlaineMN.gov/BWSRestoration
for the latest updates.
Southern Portion of the BWS Update
This restoration work is funded through a grant received by Great River Greening through the MN Outdoor Heritage Fund. The current southern portion work is to complete the restoration of the site that was started in winter 2019/2020.
- Precision Land and Tree (PLT) is scheduled to establish an access road off of 109th Avenue NE in same location as last year. (late December 2020)
- PLT will finish tree removals of invasive, non-native, and dead trees per the approved restoration plan once the ground is frozen and weather conditions allow. (January – March 2021)
- Work service crews will continue buckthorn and other invasive plant species removals in areas previously identified for invasive removals once ground is frozen and weather conditions and crew availability allows. (January – March 2021)
Central and Northern Portions of the BWS Update
This restoration and maintenance work is funded through the city’s open space fund.
- The Blaine City Council has awarded a contract to Precision Land and Tree to remove the dead and diseased ash trees throughout the entire Blaine Wetland Sanctuary. This work is scheduled for January - March 2021. All work is weather dependent and can only be completed when the ground is frozen enough to allow heavy equipment to access the site.
- The same crews that will complete the ash tree removals will also clear the large brush piles left from previous restoration work.
- Ongoing maintenance will also continue. This work is required maintenance to meet the wetland bank permit requirements.
Blaine Wetland Sanctuary Restoration in the News
North Metro TV News recently interviewed city staff and an ecological consultant about the restoration work. Watch the news story, https://youtu.be/zu5xv0j0M3w
Please contact Blaine Water Resources Manager Rebecca Haug at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the restoration projects.