It’s almost funny to hear the word “wetlands” in such a dry place, but it’s true, we’ve got ‘em right here in Boulder. You can see where with the wetlands layer of the city’s interactive map.
Here’s a quick preview:
That map might look eerily familiar to you if you’re a bike commuter in Boulder, and that’s because a lot of our bike paths run along greenways here. For example, you can easily make out part of the Goose Creek greenway trail there between 26th and 28th Streets in the bottom left of the map.
Well, if you want to do anything to these areas, you’ve got to go through certain protocols. Apparently, the city didn’t do that before going in to clean up a wetlands area northeast of 47th and Valmont. They’ll be paying a little extra to replant in the area as a result, but it sounds like the work would have been approved if they’d gone through the rigmarole.