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 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 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 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 Photos of specified plantings showing plant form and various life stages to assist in their identification; any other plants found can be assumed to be weeds. Note: “In the Weeds: A Guide for Maintaining Vegetation in Stormwater Treatment Systems in RI” is available to identify the most aggressive and invasive weeds that can take over a BMP. PowerPoint template Option 1, Option 2, and Option 3. InDesign file available by request.