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.