River's Edge Natural Area
Location: Loveland, CO
Client: City of Loveland
Timeframe: October 2012-August 2013
River's Edge Natural Area in Loveland, CO lies adjacent to the Big Thompson River and is the site of 3 gravel quarry ponds. Much of the project focused on restoring ecological functions in the ponds by developing healthy riparian and wetland benches, while balancing these with increased recreation uses in the area.
In addition to rehabilitating the ponds and creating wetland areas, the project also included fishing access points, a looped trail system, and a central trailhead with parking, shelters, restroom, fishing dock, and a boardwalk. The area is now widely used by anglers, bird watchers, and the surrounding community members. Jon created and compiled the construction document set while working for a previous employer.