Haifeng wetlands and other hydrological improvement plans

A. The origin and purpose of the plan

        Wannian River stream through Pingtung City, the population is about 207043 people, it is the most important river that has the promote qualities of life and developing potential of Pingtung City. In early through the " Pingtung Plain Shui Lian Xianglian Project ", took Wannian River and Pingtung City's surroundings as an object, put forward the idea of integrating the regional resource and series, took water and green as the construction main axis of "water, soil, forest" under the Trinity architecture, to join the area of water chun, serial Wannian River, builded an ecological water system network.In order to continue promoting the Wannian River and the upstream of Haifeng wetlands, Zunliao wetlands, Gold wetlands are the cores of starting, jointed the area water chun, connected the Wannian River watershed pedestrian path system and Wannian park, Labor park, green belt system and the 6 km leisure blue belt with the natural ecological landscape, builded an ecological water system network; by evaluating the important wetlands of country, fusion education, regional humanities, ecological recovery, tourism and the environment, form an ecological corridor that has culture, ecology, education, rest and so on.

B. The environment outlined

The program area includes the Zunliao wetlands, Haifeng wetlands, Wannian River watershed and Gold wetlands as follows to explain:

2.1 Water system overview

         Wannian River's upstream Haifeng wetlands, Zunliao wetlands, the golden wetlands, Wannian River watershed, the water that introduced Yanpu Township Golden bridge to Wuluo River upstream flowed into Chonglan old chun, because the agriculture developed, the agriculture introduced water channel road and drainage channels crisscross in the project area. The catchment area includes Jiuru Township townships and Yanpu Township, the water quality through the Haifeng wetlands purification, the last stream flowed into Wannian River, detailed see picture 2.1-1.

 2.2 Overview of the Wannian River environment

         1. Project location and range: Wannian River, the old name "Panzaipu River", also called "Ahou Creek", the upstream Haifeng Chun, Chonglan old Chun and Kuilai Gongguan Chun, from the outskirts Ruiguang Road, Dalian Road flows into Pingtung City, and flows through the Qianxi Park, and free road, Zili Road, the full-length about 5.5 km, downstream and Shasheg River flowed into the Niuchou River, and finally flowed into the Gaobing Creek, detailed see picture 2.2-1.

         2. Background information explain: Wannian River watercourse set up ecological stone cage on the both side, took the masonry to create ecological space, riverside willow branches swaying, quite poetic. At the Creek around increase the wooden plank road and viewing platform, to provide people walking, resting space. "Bridge of Hope", "Bridge of History", "Minhe Bridge" and "Bridge of Happiness" 4 pedestrian gangway bridges in the famous river scenery, river history and student works in the railing, add fun, so that the years of nostalgia flavor become very strong. Waterfowl often flies on Wannian River, in addition to occasional willow interspersed, on both sides of the majority of Taiwanese Koelreuteria elegans, especially in the fall, look far away, red, yellow, green crisscross, let Wannian River added the more color

         3. Have you applied for the National Important Wetlands Conservation Action Plan: No.

         4. Have you received other units of funding subsidies: YES (1) Case name: Wannian River watershed overall renovation plan - the fifth period (2) Subsidy unit: Ministry of the Interior (3) Subsidy amount: $ 44,929,000 (4) Implementation area: Pingtung County Pingtung City.

Figure 2.1- 1(Information picture) Figure 2.2-1 (Information picture)

2.3 Overview of Haifeng Wetlands Environment

         1. The plan of location and range Wannian River upstream Haifeng wetlands is located in Pingtung City, Haifeng section 13, number 13-1, detailed see picture 2.3-1, the geographical location close to the Pingtung City, at the junction of the Jiuru Township, the area about 11 hectares of the three seven-shaped land, Haifeng wetlands ecological species rich, a variety of waterfowl, insects in this symbiosis, in addition to planting water purification of aquatic plants, also has willow around the ecological pool around, bright, open nature scenery, like the net land without pollution, closed the eyes and deep breath, the comfortable feeling straight on the heart, it is undoubtedly an ecological paradise.

         2. Have you applied for the National Important Wetland Conservation Action Plan: No.

         3. Have received other units subsidy: Yes (1) Case name: Wannian River upstream Haifeng wetland area environmental maintenance and water quality inspection commissioned technical services (2) Subsidy unit: Pingtung County Government (3) Subsidy amount: $ 1,750,000 (4) Implementation area: Pingtung County Pingtung City.

Figure 2.3-1 (Haifeng Wetland Project Location)

2.4 Overview of the environment

         1. Project location and range: Zunliao wetlands is located in Pingtung County Jiuru Township, the land close to Chonglan old Chun, external contact from the county road Ping 26, can convergence with the provincial highway 3; plus the territory of the national road 3 Jiuru interchange, for the purpose of achieving the target "Providing an ecological education place", provided a convenient road network (Figure 2.4-1), a total about 103001.53 square meters, detailed see the picture 2.4-2.

         2. Have you applied for the National Important Wetland Conservation Action Plan: No.

         3. Has received other units subsidy: Yes Case name: 104 years on the Wannian River upstream villa wetland effectiveness plan (1) Subsidy unit: Pingtung County Government Environmental Protection Agency (2) Subsidy amount: $ 2,065,000 (3) Implementation area: Pingtung County Jiuru Township

Figure 2.4-1 Zunliao location map of Wetland Park Figure 2.4-2 Zunliao wetland range map

2.5 Overview of the first stage habitat environment of Gold wetlands

         1. The environment overview: Gold wetlands beside the Chonglan old Chun, detailed see the picture 2.5-1, the geographical location close to Chonglan old Chun and at the junction of National highway no. 3. The Gold wetland is No. 1332 of Pingtung County Jiuru Township Pengcuo Section, No. 1332-6 of Pengcuo Section, No. 1333 and No. 1333-4 of Pengtou Section, the total area is 14519m².

         2. Background Information explain: The location is close to the junction of Yanpu Township and Jiuru Township (Figure 2.5-2), with the "Wannian River watershed Overall Improvement Project" to rehabilitate Taiwan's endemic plant - Salix kusanoi and grow aquatic plants, to create a landscape that has the landscape recreation, ecological rehabilitation and education propaganda ability of ecological sites. The rich ecological species, a variety of waterfowl, insects in this symbiotic co-prosperity.

        3. Have you applied for the National Major Wetland Conservation Action Plan: Yes

         4. Have you received other units subsidy: No Case name: Gold wetlands habitat environment construction and ecological corridor construction project (1) Subsidy unit: Construction Department of the Ministry of the Interior (2) Subsidy amount: $5,540,000 (3) Implementation area: Pingtung County Jiuru Township

Figure 2.5-1 Gold wetland the first position map Figure 2.5-2 Gold Wetland the first issue of aerial photography cadastral

2.6 Overview of the second stage of the habitat of Gold wetlands

         1. The environment overview: the second stage of Gold wetlands was located beside Chonglan old Chun, its position located in the downstream of the Gold wetlands first stage, detailed see the picture 2.6-1 and 2.6-2, with "Wannian River watershed Overall Improvement Project" to rehabilitate Taiwan's endemic plant - Salix kusanoi and grow aquatic plants, to create a landscape that has the pollution self-purification, landscape recreation, ecological rehabilitation and education propaganda ability of ecological sites. The rich ecological species, a variety of waterfowl, insects in this symbiotic co-prosperity.

         2. Have you applied for the National Major Wetland Conservation Action Plan: Yes

         3. Have you received other units subsidy: No    

 Case name: Gold wetlands habitat environment construction and ecological corridor construction project

Figure 2.6-1 Gold wetland the second position map Figure 2.6-2 Gold Wetland the second issue of aerial photography cadastral

C. The expected achievement and the follow-up suitable matters of the work

1. Took the watershed integrate and the completeness of concept, integrated the currently Wannian River watershed and wetlands effectiveness.

 2. To investigate the ecological distinguishing feature, sustainability and importance of the area, let people understand the rich resources and values of the Wannian River watershed and wetlands ecological and suitable attend to propaganda, and then priming people to the positive attitude and environmental awareness wetlands of ecological conservation.

3. To grasp a clear ecological data; data implementation including basic biological phase description, the directory of biological, habitat, and so on, and through the ecological survey data to develop the future wetlands conservation and rehabilitation strategy of ecological.

4. Taiwan's endemic plant - Salix kusanoi and grow aquatic plants, follow-up can lead the local people's values change, through Taiwan's endemic plants, let the wetlands' highlights more clearly.

 5. Through the accumulation of basic ecological resources, establishment the indicators of biological.

 6. With the national important wetlands subsidy case management system to fill the relevant information.

 7. To promote wetlands volunteers patrol maintenance and sustainable run work of wetlands.