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Oso bay wetlands

Take a look at the design for the planned 162-acre nature park.

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Oso bay wetlands

  1. 1. Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center Wi n d g N at u r e g A rt g H abitat g Net Zero preliminaryPreliminary Master Plan August 10, 2011
  2. 2. We l c om e ! Project History Inspiration Entry Experience and Edge Conditions Circulation and Trails Plan Habitat Restoration Overnight Use Site Plan Learning Center Site Plan and Experience Architectural Sketches and Floor Plans What’s the Next Step? planning + landscape architecture graphic design preliminary AUGUST 10, 2011Agenda
  3. 3. Project Location Site Photos Oso Creek and • Carr Tract 2005 • Bond 2008 • Programming & Site Trails Preserve and Bay Greenbelt • Gaines Tract • Grants Analysis Learning Center Master Plan 2009 • Stakeholder Meetings • Preliminary Master Plan • Final Master Plan preliminary Time LineProject History AUGUST 10, 2011
  4. 4. Wind g Nature g Art Net Zero Habitat Create a self sustaining Create a place Create a living, breathing resource implementing that stimulates the ecosystem where visitors Net Zero consumption imagination. will connect with nature. principles. Helix Wind - S322 - Savonius VAWT 4/8/2011 1:51:35 PMInspiration preliminary AUGUST 10, 2011
  5. 5. What will you see from your car along Oso Parkway and the park drive? Shade Structure Kinetic Facade Rammed Earth Diversion Pond Coastal Prairie Sand Dunes Water Harvest W ind Turbine Art Habitat Net Zero “Audobon Landmark at pier edge Oso overlook encourages ongoing research and collaboration to best determine how to maximize t he benefit s of wind power while r ed ucing the potential for har m t o bir d s, wildlife and the env ir onment .” preliminaryEntry Experience and Edge Conditions AUGUST 10, 2011
  6. 6. preliminary AUGUST 10, 2011Circulation and Trails Plan
  7. 7. How will you experience this habitat? Boardwalk made from Recycled Products Seating Areas Near Points of Interest Habitat Location What is attracted? Blue winged teal Black-bellied whistling duck Harris’s Hawk Informational Signage and Interactive Kiosk For Recording On Site Sightings Roseatte American Green tree frog Night heron spoonbill Kestrel What type of plants are here? Blind w/Birding Stats on Slats or Donor Names Rattlebush Swamp Duck Coastal spikerush smartweed potato preliminaryHabitat Restoration - Prairie Wetland ExistingAUGUST 10, 2011 Site Photos
  8. 8. How will you experience this habitat? V iewing Shelter V iewing Shelter / Bird Blind Habitat Location What is attracted? Great egret Osprey Great Boardwalk blue heron American avocet Long-billed Black-necked Crested dowitcher stilt caracara What type of plants are here? Decomposed Granite Trail Trail Through the Sand Gulf cordgrass Sea ox-eye daisy Shoregrass preliminary Habitat Restoration - Estuarine Wetland Existing Site Photo Existing Site Photo - Existing Site Photo - Sand 2011 AUGUST 10, Cordgrass Flats
  9. 9. How will you experience this habitat? Habitat Location What is attracted? Boardwalk Hawk Walk Great Indigo Sandhill blue heron bunting crane Golden Crested Loggerhead Ruby fronted carcara shrike throated woodpecker hummingbird What type of plants are here? Outdoor Kiosk Bird Blind Acacia greggii Acacia rigidula Lime prickly ash preliminary Habitat Restoration - Uplands ExistingAUGUST 10, 2011 Site Photos
  10. 10. Composting Toilets Outdoor Showers Outdoor Cameras for W ildlife V iewing and Security Site Plan Security / Park HostOvernight Use Site Plan preliminary AUGUST 10, 2011
  11. 11. Whimsy Trail Prairie Pond preliminary AUGUST 10, 2011Preliminary Learning Center Master Plan
  12. 12. Covered Boardwalk Formal Pond Edge Prairie Pond Outdoor Lab Picnic Shelter andPrairie Trail and Learning Center Experience preliminary Demonstration Area AUGUST 10, 2011
  13. 13. Solar Panel and Bird Houses Sand Pit W ind Turbine Vertical Axis Musical Kinetic Bird House Walk Channel Morphology Play Reeds Hillside Slides W ind Turbine W ind Sculpture preliminaryChildren’s Garden Experience AUGUST 10, 2011
  14. 14. Static Photovoltaic Array Entrance Sculpture Entrance Sculpture Exhibits Green Wall Tracking Photvoltaic Kinetic Wall Kinetic Wall preliminaryLearning Center Sketches and Floor Plans AUGUST 10, 2011
  15. 15. C i s t e rnExposed Structuressed Str uc tur e and Daylight E x po and Daylight Cisterns Ci ste r n Tracking Photovoltaici c Tr a c k i ng Ph o t o vo l t a Picnic Shelter and/orhDemonstration tAreasa P i c n i c S e l t e r a n d / o r D e m o n s t ra i o n A re Cistern Exposed Structures and u Daylight Exp osed St ru ct re an d D ayl ight PicnicP icn ic Shel t e Shelter r preliminary AUGUST 10, 2011 Learning Center Sketches and Floor Plans
  16. 16. Rammed Earth Ram m ed Ear th Rammed Earth Ram m ed Ear th Deep O p e ni ng Thickened Walls WallWa l l S t ri a t i o n s Striations GreenG re e n Wa l l Wall Rammed Earthh Rammed Eart Solar Panel Coveredel C overed Wal k w ay Sol ar Pan Walkway preliminary Thickened Walls Deep Opening AUGUST 10, 2011Learning Center Sketches and Floor Plans
  17. 17. Included in Phase 1 are the follow ing. • Trails • Haw k Walk • Outdoor Classroom w/ Shade Structure, Picnic Tables, and Interpretive SignagePhase 1 - Trail and Hawk Walk preliminary AUGUST 10, 2011
  18. 18. Included in Phase 2 are the follow ing. l Trails l Interpretive C enter l L ab Building l Entry Monument w / Sandscape l Bus Drop-O ff and Park ing l C ar Park ing l Demonstration Pond l C hildren’s G arden Ex perience l Trailhead l C amp Sites l Amphitheater l Wetland Restoration Future phases include the follow ing. l Event C enter l Additional Park ing l C ampground restroom and O verlook l O utdoor C lassrooms l Additional Trails l Fishing Pier Enhancement l O utdoor Ex hibit Hall and G ardens preliminary AUGUST 10, 2011Phase 2 - Learning Center and Trails