Exploring brownfields: Revitalization with wetlands and golf courses
The idea of building a golf course near natural wildlife and complex ecosystems can be a controversial topic to the general public. Many believe that the chemicals used to balance the turf grass systems on the courses can be toxic to the natural wildlife and damaging to plant life. These same believers have considered the possibilities of amphibian mutation between the species living in these habitats, as well as the potential for causing droughts among these once vast and lush wetlands. But, what about areas of land that have already been damaged? What if there was a way to bring wildlife and greenery back to a better state than it was before it became a toxic, undeveloped area of land? What if we could revitalize brownfields in a sustainable way through the use of wetlands, and accompany them by the beauty of golf courses? Is it possible to merge these three factors in a natural way? The goal of this study is to educate the public about the possibilities of greening brownfields in a natural way by sustainably merging a natural and man-made environment that compliments its surrounding habitats, promotes good health, and educates the public about natural ecosystems.