Jul 22 2014
By: Marina French | 0 Comments
Mitigating the new campus at Odle Middle School began like most other mitigation work we do. We surveyed the campus for wetlands and delineated what we found. We created a mitigation plan. Impervious surfaces would be removed from the wetland buffer and the area would be planted and enclosed by a classic split-rail fence. “Sensitive Area” signs affixed to the posts would signal to students that this area was off limits.
But when we looked at the plans being formed by the campus design team, we saw an opportunity. What began as a very practical proposition for a trail through the buffer turned into a buffer renaissance.