Construction is set to begin on November 1st

North State Environmental construction crews are gearing up to start construction on the Reedy Creek Stream Restoration Project. On November 1st, crews will arrive on site, accessing the park off Plaza Road Extension, and begin clearing the path for the new stream channel. You may see parked construction equipment sooner. Expect construction to last for a year and a half. Sierra Loop, Robinson Rockhouse, and South Fork trails will be closed during construction.

If you would like more information about the project, please contact William Harris, City of Charlotte project manager, at wtharris@charlottenc.gov or (704) 353-1147.

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In the news: Reedy Creek Stream Restoration Project

reedy articleCheck out this article that the Lake Norman Publication recently published about the Reedy Creek Stream Restoration Project that begins construction soon. CLICK HERE TO VIEW ARTICLE »

The stream is essentially broken,” said Chris Matthews, division director of Nature Preserves and Natural Resource at Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation. “It doesn’t really function right now.”

 

 

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Progress continues on Reedy Creek Stream Restoration Project

DSCN5265We are excited to share that progress continues on move forward on the Reedy Creek Stream Restoration Project. As of this month, easement closings are in progress, permits are in the review stage, and the Site Specific Mitigation Plan (SSMP) has been approved by the Interagency Review Team (IRT) comprise of the US Army Corps and other state and federal agencies.

Be sure to visit the Reedy Creek Stream Restoration Project booth at the Hummingbird Festival (August 20, 2016 at Reedy Creek Nature Center) to learn more about the project!

95 additional acres are acquired by Mecklenburg County for protection

Exciting news for Reedy Creek Park and Nature Preserve fans! Mecklenburg County recently acquired 3 parcels of land adjacent to the current park, adding 95 acres to Park & Recreation’s holdings and protecting this portion of the Reedy Creek watershed from development impacts. The newly acquired parcels contain portions of the stream restoration project, which will stabilize and improve water quality and habitat on the stream network throughout the park. The following map shows the newly acquired parcels in yellow.

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Stakeholder Coordination Continues

Park & Recreation CommissionOn November 10th, representatives from Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services, and Wildlands Engineering, Inc. will give a project update at the Park and Recreation Commission meeting. The Park and Recreation Commission,which is made up of citizens that serve as a liaison between the Park and Recreation Department and Citizens of the County, is one of the stakeholders for the Reedy Creek Stream Restoration project.

Don’t miss the Hummingbird Festival!

Come out this weekend to the Reedy Creek Nature Center and Nature Preserve for the annual Hummingbird Festival. The festival will begin at 9am and end at 3pm. Enjoy free hands-on activities for kids (and adults) of all ages. We hope to see you there!

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Restoring the creeks that are a part of our City’s roots.

The restoration efforts at Reedy Creek are a part of Charlotte’s overall goal of protecting its vital waterways. Watch this excellent video that shows just how important these efforts are in Charlotte, also known as “The City of Creeks”.

UNC Charlotte, UNC Charlotte Urban Institute & UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture have partnered with organizations and artists from across Mecklenburg County to raise awareness of creeks, watersheds, water quality, and the importance of protecting these vital waterways. For more information on upcoming Keeping Watch events & initiatives visit www.keepingwatch.org

We continue to make progress in the design phase

This month, we walked the Reedy Creek project site with representatives from state and federal regulatory agencies. The purpose of this walk was to review the current conditions of the site and preview the design approach.

30% concept plans are complete

We are excited to announce that 30% concept plans are complete. The design team continues to develop a strong concept that will restore the streams to their natural shape, flow, and location in the landscape. Here is a glimpse at the design approach:

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Reedy Creek, Charlotte stream project

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