The Jackson-Frazier Wetland is a valuable natural resource for Benton County, and a popular natural site for county residents. As a partner of Benton County Natural Areas and Parks, AFRANA has established a dedicated fund for maintenance of the Bob Frenkel Boardwalk, as well as fundraising and outreach support for wetland restoration, and interpretive & educational opportunity development.
Benton County Natural Areas and Parks has developed a wetland restoration plan to meet these main goals:
- Restore wetland hydrology through surface contouring, upland feature reduction, and increased soil saturation.
- Restore vegetation diversity through woody plant reduction, invasive weed control, and native vegetation seeding.
- Increase environmental education and outreach opportunities through habitat restoration demonstration areas, educational signage, and volunteer group stewardship work.
Read the full Phase 1 Report (draft revision) & Executive Summary for more detail. See also the AFRANA Jackson-Frazier program overview for more information about our work in this area. If you have further questions or interests, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.