event pictures
Data
Collection
Wetland
Biotics
Forest Transect
Forest Transect
Forest Quadrat
Chemical - Phosphate
Physical - Forel Ule Scale
Benthic Macroinvertebrates
Large Biotics
mosquitofish
largemouth bass
bluegill
shiner
warmouth
brown bullhead catfish
pumpkinseed
northern water snake
black rat snake
yellow bellied slider
snapping turtle
southern leopard frog
spring peeper
eastern newt
great blue heron
mallard duck
canada goose
red tailed hawk
american beaver
grey fox
white tailed deer
dragonfly nymph
riffle beetle
caddisfly larvae
pouch snail
pond crayfish
water scorpion
whirligig beetle
The Early Years:
The Green Hope Wetland forms around the remnants of an in-stream sedimentation pond

Disruption:
Construction of the Cary Tennis Center and Heritage Pines Subdivision, along with the destruction of a beaver dam, lead to years of disruption to the ecosystem.

A Thriving Ecosystem:
After surviving the disruptive forces of construction, the wetland recovers and thrives. These years showed an increase in the abundance and biodiversity of wildlife.

Climate Change:
Since 2010, the wetland has seen the influence of climate change through more severe oscillations in temperature and precipitation. This has led to periodic droughts that kill off larger fish and, in some cases, eliminate entire species from the wetland.
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5/11/01 Tennis Court Construction
10/26/01 Tennis Court Construction
7/9/02 Tennis Court Construction
4/19/02 Beaver Dam Destruction
4/19/02 Beaver Trap
9/24/04 Heritage Pines Construction
12/9/04 Heritage Pines Construction
3/29/05 Heritage Pines Construction
1/7/05 Heritage Pines Construction
7/19/5 recovery
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10/03/18 (after sediment influx from Hurricane Florence)
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