North Woods: Promoting Phytoremediation Design Techniques and Public Educational Opportunities for the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant
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As the human population increases and expands from growing urban environments, many pressures are imposed on the undeveloped natural wetlands. Traditional practices of land development produce high amounts of risk for the natural environment by creating large regions of impervious areas, hence devastating and destroying the hydrology, infiltration rates, and buffer zones of these specific ecosystems. The enormous amount of polluted runoff built environments produce is increasing erosion, vegetation disruption, and the introduction of toxic materials into wetlands, thus changing the water quality, the health, and hydrology of the site.