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Wetlands Facility


In partnership with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation during the early 1990s, EMWD built a nearly 60-acre constructed wetlands facility that offers a lush habitat for migratory fowl, shore birds and raptors along the Pacific Flyway.

Wetlands Facility

The wetlands also provide a low-tech, low-energy method to treat the wastewater, naturally removing nitrates and nitrites via bulrush, as well as a unique research station for the development of new innovations in water and wastewater treatment.

The wetlands facility is also home to EMWD’s water education center, which features numerous hands-on activities where students experience an exciting day and increase their knowledge. EMWD also hosts seasonal bird-watching tours led by experienced National Audubon Society members.

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EMWD seeks to foster an understanding of important water and wastewater issues among the future leaders of the community it serves, while promoting wise water use. Therefore, EMWD supports an extensive education program designed to provide a useful academic experience at all grade levels (K-12).

If your school is located within EMWD’s service area and you would like to teach your students about water and wastewater, EMWD has lesson plans, curriculum packets, student materials and much more!