Natural Creek Restoration Tours
|June 15, 2013|
|8:00 am||to||9:00 am|
|9:30 am||to||10:30 am|
|11:00 am||to||1:00 pm|
In their natural state, creeks are dynamic – eroding, re-sculpting their banks, changing course. When human development takes place near creeks, problems are sure to arise, as erosion, log-jams, landslides, flooding and shifting stream channels threaten buildings, roads, bridges and other critical structures.
Join Barry Goodrich on a walking tour of the Six Mile Creek natural restoration projects that he has directed in Caroline. Natural creek restoration helps repair and/or mitigate problems while maintaining a natural appearance. See cross vanes, side vanes and root wads, and learn how they help direct the flow, prevent erosion and create habitat.
The Tour will visit 3 locations along Six Mile creek, starting downstream at the newest project at Banks Road, then to the Barille 2 project in Slaterville between Creamery and Buffalo Roads, and then to the most mature project, the Barille 1, across Slaterville Rd heading upsteam toward the Six Hundred Rd.
People are welcome to join for one or more sections of the tour. Each section of the creek is is different and presented unique challenges for natural restoration, so while there will be some overlap with each segment of the tour regarding the basic structures and methods, there will be new features to learn about as well.
Schedule and meeting locations as follows:
PLEASE RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate which part(s) you are interested in touring. We want to keep the groups fairly small (8-10 max). If there’s enough interest we’ll schedule additional tours to keep the groups small.
DATE: Saturday June 15, Rain date Saturday June 22
Banks Road – 8 AM. Meet at the bottom of Banks Rd – park just across the bridge.
Barille 2: 9:30 AM. Meet at Town Hall parking lot and then drive to location.
Barille 1: 11 AM. Meet at Town Hall parking lot and then drive to location. Return to Town Hall by 1pm.