doesn't like imitations - remediation doesn't usually work.
One good reason to avoid construction in wetlands...in planning school,
(one example being University of Rhode Island program [c]} you learn if you see cattails, and appreciate natural solutions. You learn about about soil capability...
for the project wasn't fun!
Wetlands remediation begins at Weston Middle School
Written by Kimberly Donnelly
Thursday, 19 July 2012 09:30
A $330,000 wetland remediation project behind Weston Middle School has
The first part of the project, underway now, involves removing
vegetation ("I sometimes joke that handling cattails
is just one step
below handling nuclear waste — it's so invasive, they have to be that
careful with how they remove it and where it goes," Mr. Landry said.),
and earth moving.
A second phase that will take place in late September/early October
involves planting about 50 different kinds of new vegetation. Mr.
Landry said they will plant nearly 3,000 individual plants in
Between the engineering work that has to go into the project, the labor
intensity involved with planting that many different plants, and the
fact the town must pay the prevailing wage, "you begin to see why it
costs so much," Mr. Landry said.
PREVIOUSLY...DURING SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROCESS
Corps of Engineers:
what they received
from Triton (cc. to Owners Rep), and sent back to, the Town of Weston
minor changes); four (4) examples of plans and one S&E detail
EXISTING CONDITIONS: This is what is there
summer of 2004
camp and campus use:
Traffic entering School Road
from Lord's Highway (L.) will not go past back entrance to WMS;
the Weston Road side (R.), traffic will probably not be allowed much
B.O.E./Kinderland. Provision for EMERGENCY ACCESS, OF COURSE, IS
IN THIS PLAN.
PLAN: This map show the three (3) existing
buildings plus improvements and new "3-4-5 school"...
OVERALL PLAN: There are separate
detailed drawingsa of each activity having wetland impact
THIS IS HOW IT WORKS: Less
than an acre (above) of "activity" in wetlands requires 2.64 acres of
SPECIFIC PLAN FOR AREA
NEAR TENNIS COURTS:
This was an early part of the plan
that aroused neighbors from Parade Ground Court and caused School
Committee to revise early site plan.
selected pages from Triton Environmental,
Inc. report dated (covering letter) November 20, 2003.