Wetland construction will occur in phases. The first phase is expected to be complete in 2026. GRU and its state and regional partners are currently in the project’s planning, permitting and design phase. The multi-agency investment and cost-share funding from the SRWMD and FDEP will help pay for the project. Alachua County plans to manage public access and allow hiking, wildlife viewing and other passive uses. Specific project details, including basin layout, trails and parking will be designed in collaboration with GRU partners, stakeholders and neighbors.