Spring Lake Park Project
Schedule: Construction anticipated to begin summer 2014
Spring Lake Park is located in South Omaha and was originally established in the 1870s. It had a small lake which was later drained. Today, the City of Omaha CSO Program has formed a partnership through a grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust, with resources from Omaha Parks, Recreation and Public Property, Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District, Keep Omaha Beautiful, Spring Lake Neighborhood Association, and the Spring Lake Park Habitat Restoration and Preservation Team. The CSO Program Project Team will study and develop plans for the sewer separation of the Missouri Avenue drainage basin and incorporate the revitalization of Spring Lake Park through the construction of stormwater detention ponds.
This project has many community benefits. The project will enhance community pride, preserve important wildlife habitat, discourage illegal dumping, enhance the beauty of the park, expand recreational use, and reduce stormwater flows to the combined sewers which will reduce overflows to the Missouri River and improve water quality. The project may also reduce the need for construction of some new piping systems downstream of the proposed detention ponds.
Clean Solutions for Omaha, (CSO!) has made this project a priority because it demonstrates how green solutions can play a significant role in meeting our regulatory requirements for this unfunded Federal mandate and also result in meaningful community enhancements.
- Nebraska Environmental Trust
- City of Omaha
- Omaha Parks, Recreation and Public Property
- Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District
- Keep Omaha Beautiful
- Spring Lake Neighborhood Association
- Spring Lake Park Habitat Restoration and Preservation Team
- CSO Program Management Team
The Nebraska Environmental Trust
The Nebraska Environmental Trust was established in 1992 to conserve,
enhance and restore the natural environments of Nebraska. It was created on
the conviction that a prosperous future is dependent upon a sound natural environment and that Nebraskans could collectively achieve real progress on
real environmental issues if seed money were provided.
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Kirkham Michael Associates
Lovgren Marketing Group
Project Number: OPW 51997
LTCP Project Name: Missouri Avenue Sewer Separation Phase 1