Nature is given a helping hand when wetlands are constructed to collect storm water runoﬀ from streets in the surrounding communities. Without these wetlands, sediments, chemicals, and other harmful materials would run directly in to Fish Creek and eventually the Bow River. There are a number of engineered wetlands throughout Fish Creek Provincial Park. Collectively these wetlands ﬁlter most of the storm water that ﬂows into the park.
Once built these wetland habitats develop quickly and become home to a diversity of insects, birds, amphibians, and mammals. The plants and animals in these wetlands have life processes that help improve the water quality.
Stretching from one end of the Park to the other, this network of engineered wetlands represents one of the largest in Canada. With help from the City of Calgary, local developers, and regulatory authorities, Fish Creek Provincial Park is a ﬁne example of working together to improve water quality.
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