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Slater Park: Example Wetland Buffer Management Plan

A maintenance plan developed by the City of Pawtucket and designer Kyle Alfred of Fuss & O’Neill, with assistance from URI Cooperative Extension, for a vegetated buffer to discourage waterfowl access to Slater Pond.

  • Developed with input from park maintenance staff, considering their available resources and equipment.
  • Provides an example management plan for other public and private wetland buffers.
1. Slater Park Vegetated Waterfowl Buffer Maintenance and Inspection Checklist

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  • Consistent with other maintenance checklists used by City staff.
  • Action items are placed in order of importance with the most frequent and essential tasks at the top; others performed less often or as-needed follow.
  • Space for comments is prioritized to ensure communication between field staff and managers.
  • Editable for updates and use by other municipalities and designers.
2. Slater Park Vegetated Waterfowl Buffer Maintenance and Inspection Guidance

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  • Additional information for owners, crew leaders and managers, with maintenance schedule and troubleshooting tips.
  • Editable for updates and use by other municipalities and designers.
3. Slater Park Waterfowl Buffer Planting Plan

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  • Simplified diagram orients the user via existing trees and shape of the planted beds in relation to the gazebo and Slater Pond.
  • The contributing area is the surrounding park property where runoff flows from higher elevations to the pond.
4. Slater Park Waterfowl Buffer Plants Photo Guide

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