Kansas City was born on the banks of the Missouri River, but as years have passed, our connection to the longest river in North America has diminished. Port KC is doing its part to revitalize our relationship to the river through a series of projects.

Wetlands Ecosystem

wetlandsThis ecosystem project, accomplished in coordination with the Army Corps of Engineers, is composed of wetland restoration featuring native trees, shrubs, grasses and wildflower re-vegetation.

Well water from a local aquifer provides supplemental water supply for the central wetland. Compatible recreational elements are also part of the project, including walkways, benches and interpretive displays.

The ecosystem includes 0.2 acres of emergent wetlands, 1.3 acres of bottomland hardwood trees and shrubs, 3 acres of native grasslands and forbs, plus preservation of 0.2 acres of existing trees.