Watsonville Sloughs Landfill Site Restoration near Ramsay Park
Client: City of Watsonville
Waterways staff developed a restoration plan for an area in the Watsonville Slough near Ramsay Park. Initial assessment of the Project Area identified an old landfill adjacent to Ramsay Park as a high priority site to restore wetland habitat and provide for public access. The Ramsay Park site was part of a larger restoration planning process that identified and prioritized a range of sites in the area (including the landfill site). A complete restoration plan for the Ramsay Park was developed that included removal of fill, restoration of wetland and upland habitat, and public access trail and signage. Waterways’ tasks included hydrologic and ecological assessments, a biotic report, wetland delineation, engineering plans, and a design report. The design aimed to create a wetland setting with irregular shorelines, suitable vegetation and natural wetland features that would serve to restore and enhance wildlife habitat and wetland functions on site.