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Engel Conservation Area

Features

  1. Parking
  2. Picnic Area
  3. Picnic Tables
  4. Restroom/Portable
  5. Walking Trails
Site Description
This 155-acre site, the largest city-owned conservation site, was acquired and developed for passive recreational use and outdoor education. There are 29 acres of upland woodlands, 87 acres of wetlands (including 22 acres of wet woodlands and 42 acres of wet prairie plantings), and 31 acres of upland prairie plantings within the property.

A 67-acre area on the northern half of the property was enrolled into the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Wetlands Reserve Program.  The US Fish & Wildlife Service supported projects to re-establish the upland prairies and restore other wetland areas.