SCHOOL DISTRICT RECEIVES FINAL WETLANDS DETERMINATION FROM ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS IDENTIFYING 1.79 ACRES OF WETLANDS ON 63-ACRE FUTURE SCHOOL SITE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 23, 2020 

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Kirsta Albert, Wasatch County School District
435-640-1638
k.albert@wasatch.edu

SCHOOL DISTRICT RECEIVES FINAL WETLANDS DETERMINATION FROM ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS IDENTIFYING 1.79 ACRES OF WETLANDS ON 63-ACRE FUTURE SCHOOL SITE

HEBER CITY, UT – Wasatch County School District received the official report from the Army Corps of Engineers making the final determination on the wetlands delineation, which identified a total of 1.79 acres of wetlands on its 63-acre future school site, located on the west side of Heber.

Based on available information, we concur with your aquatic resources delineation for the site, which consists of approximately 1.21 acres of emergent marsh wetland, 0.19 acres of wet meadow wetland, and 2,205 linear feet (0.39 acres) of perennial channel, as depicted on the enclosed “Figure A1: Proposed Heber High School Site Water Resources Map” drawing, prepared by Doug Jacobsen and Chuck Easton, revised June 26, 2020 (enclosure 2).

-Regulatory Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

“We rely on experts to help us through this type of complicated process, and are grateful for the invaluable expertise of the engineers who have worked on this delineation,” said Wasatch County School District Vice President, Mark Davis. “We are pleased with the Army Corps of Engineers’ final determination that just 2.8% of the 63-acre future school site falls within the wetlands definition, and are excited for the future prospects of this property.”

The District plans to use the wetlands acreage for an educational living laboratory for science and agricultural learning across the District.

For more information or interview opportunities, please contact Kirsta Albert, WCSD Public Information Officer, at 435-640-1638 or k.albert@wasatch.edu. 

About Wasatch County School District

Established in 1898, the mission of Wasatch County School District is to ensure all students obtain all the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that will enable them to reach their personal goals and be a productive contributing member of our society. WCSD serves more than 7,400 students at eight schools, including Daniels Canyon Elementary, Heber Valley Elementary, J.R. Smith Elementary, Midway Elementary, Old Mill Elementary, Rocky Mountain Middle School, Timpanogos Middle School, and Wasatch High School.