Algona Community Wetland

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 a wetland with the vision that it would one day become a wonderful environmental education and outdoor recreation resource for community members. 

Futurewise, with some help from the folks at Natural Systems Design, is now working with the City to help realize this vision.

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:

  • educational opportunities for kids and adults
  • community stakeholder discussions
  • a virtual design meeting open to all

April 20, 2020 Update

The timeline and specifics of this project will be updated as the Livable Communities team works to adapt its plans to comply with Washington State's stay-at-home-order.

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.