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Students Help Restore a Wooded Wetland

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Students from Fox Valley Technical College’s Natural Resources Technician program planted a combination of more than 7,000 trees and shrubs for a restored wetland project just north of Fox Cities Stadium in Grand Chute.

The students worked in collaboration with OMNNI Associates, the Outagamie County Parks Department, and the Department of Natural Resources to produce a restored wetland for the citizens of Outagamie County. The project is part of the Outagamie County Regional Airport Wetland Mitigation Bank effort and is intended to preserve and beautify a wooded wetland area that had been drained and distributed over the years.

The effort also includes an extended walking and biking trail through the wooded area adjacent to the stadium. That same path accesses an existing trail that connects to FVTC’s Appleton campus across Highway 41.

The new trees consist of tamarack, swamp white oak, yellow birch, red maple, silver maple, and white cedar, and the two shrub species are red-osier dogwood and silky dogwood.

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Some of the 44 FVTC Natural Resources students who helped restore a wooded wetland project in Grand Chute.