Action Bound Game Installed at Indian Hills
New Action Bound Game Installed at Indian Hills Recreation Area
FORT PIERCE - Indian Hills Recreation Area has a brand new, interactive game installed to educate community members about the Six Best Management Practices (BMPs), which directly impact the stormwater runoff and our beautiful Indian River Lagoon.
Located at 54 Savannah Road, Indian Hills Recreation Area is a stormwater treatment area that includes recreational components including a one-mile loop walking path with exercise stations and picnic areas. And, now a newly installed Action Bound Game.
A sign with game instructions is located on the south side of Recreation Area, next to the walking path. The Action Bound app will guide players on a scavenger hunt to locate the BMPs that have been put in place to improve the water quality of stormwater runoff that discharges into the Indian River Lagoon. To play, simply download the app on your phone and scan the QR code found on the sign at the entrance to the walking path.
Indian Hills Recreation Area is the result of a partnership between the City of Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County, South Florida Water Management District and the Department of Environmental Protection. The project was funded through the state’s Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Water Quality Restoration Grant program, an Environmental Protection Agency Section 319 Nonpoint Source Grant and a Florida Communities Trust land acquisition grant.
The educational components are created and provided by St. Lucie County’s 4-H program. The Florida 4-H Mission is to use a learn-by-doing approach for the community to gain the knowledge and life skills needed to be productive and responsible citizens.
The six BMP’s at Indian Hills Recreation Area Include:
- Expansion of an existing 17-acre stormwater treatment lake. The water surface area of the existing lake was increased by 6.7 acres.
- Construction of a new outfall structure to increase residence time in the lake, reducing the impact of the run off from a given rainfall event.
- Construction of an Alum Injection Plant to reduce phosphorus and particulates, thus aiding in the depletion of algae.
- Creation of Littoral Zones, which is the near shore area from the high water line to where the sunlight penetrates to the sediments in a waterbody. This zone may or may not contain plant life, but it is the optimal region for aquatic plants to grow.
- Floating Aquatic Plant System not only takes care of fluctuating water levels, but also produces oxygen, takes nutrients and pesticides out of the water, and provides habitat for wildlife utilization.
- Bio Swales, which are a treatment component introduced into the park's BMPs for the utilization of pervious parking areas.