South Wilmington Wetlands Park

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The South Wilmington Wetlands Park requires that we control existing invasive species and introduce new native plant communities in order to create a healthy, functioning ecosystem.  Areas of the park include emergent wetland marsh, shrub meadow, upland meadow, evergreen forest, upland forest, and forested swamp as shown in the Ecotype Circulation Diagram. Each of these areas will be home to unique types of plants that you can learn more about by looking at the Wetland Ecotype Details document.

Learn about the unique types of native plants that are planned for the Wetland Park.

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These native plant species will help keep the Wetland Park healthy by improving the flow of water, increasing the amount of wildlife habitat, and making the Park more attractive to visitors. Water will come into the Wetland from the Christina River at high tide, and flow back out at low tide. This tidal exchange means that fish will live in the tidal channels and deep water pools in the Park. These fish will help control the local mosquito population.