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The Man Who Planted Trees
A follow-up story on the "Rebuilding the Natural World" article in Yale Environment 360, highlights Qiaoyuan Wetland Park by Turenscape: “The park features a terraced system of 21 ponds, designed to filter urban runoff as it moves through the site… the ponds are of different sizes and depths, with the aim of monitoring how each microhabitat affects water quality, pH values, and the character of the evolving plant community.” The site is being monitored by Turenscape’s staff ecologists.
Turenscapes, with Andropogon, had envisioned a large urban wetland park for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The project was selected as a finalist but not implemented.