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Algona Wetland Preserve

A community wetland planning and education project in partnership with Natural Systems Design and the City of Algona.

In 2008, the City of Algona purchased 8 acres of wetland with the vision that it would one day become an environmental education and outdoor recreation space for community members. Futurewise, in collaboration with Natural Systems Design, is working with the City to help realize this vision.

The goal of this project is to bring together community members from Algona—and neighboring areas to:

  • Learn about the City-owned wetland
  • Contribute to a collective vision for its design and use
  • Promote ongoing stewardship of this community asset 

We aim to support the creation of a well-functioning wetland that is stewarded and appreciated by the entire Algona community for generations to come.



Project Overview

The goal of this project is to bring together community members from Algona—and its neighboring cities—to learn about the science of wetlands, build a collective vision for Algona's wetland, and design an enhancement program to help guide the City as it works to turn the community's vision into reality.

The project will include:

  • Environmental education opportunities for youth and adults
  • Community stakeholder discussions
  • A virtual design meeting open to all

Events

COMMUNITY INFORMATION MEETING | JAN 13, 2021

Join us in learning about the City-owned wetland, and participate in its design to make it an accessible and enjoyable place for all Algona residents and neighbors!

Miss the Meeting? WATCH THE RECORDING OF THE PRESENTATION HERE

COMMUNITY DESIGN CHARETTE

A participatory event that encourages you to imagine, share and discuss ideas for what uses and features are possible at the wetland. This event will take place virtually and we encourage your entire household to participate! 

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Algona's publicly-owned wetland is rich with native plants and wildlife, but it will need the community's help if it's ever going to be a place people can easily visit.