The Green Hope Wetland forms around the remnants of an in-stream sedimentation pond
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.
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.