The ruination of the wetland setting at the La Platte Bottoms is now underway. The following pictures were taken on February 23, 2011 to show the filling of the wetland.
Also notable at the project scene is the destruction of numerous trees. They have been pushed over by heavy equipment, stacked, and are being burnt. There is a heavy pall in the area, because of smoke from the burning. There is certainly no concern about air quality.
Not shown are the three white-tailed deer carcasses along the side of La Platte Road. They had been hit by vehicles. What a high-speed multi-lane highway will do to deer trying to move between habitat areas, can expected to be similar.