Forest Lawn Heritage Foundation Upper Wetland Sanctuary

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The Forest Lawn Heritage Foundation and the Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper were able to obtain grant and private funding to create a constructed wetland on a one acre parcel adjacent to Delaware Avenue within Forest Lawn Cemetery. Due to the complexity of the work involved, Wendel was brought in to lead the design and construction of this wetland. The wetland will be used to provide water quality treatment of runoff from paved surfaces in the cemetery before it enters Scajaquada Creek.

In addition to the design of the constructed wetland, Wendel also incorporated a series of trails and pedestrian bridges through the wetland allowing the public to view various ecological zones with the use of strategically placed overlooks.