Another project of ours near Mount Airy involves stream restoration for tributaries of Stewarts Creek. Stewarts Creek is the largest water source for Mount Airy and is one of two streams supplying water to the treatment plants in the area. Our work at Stewarts Creek began in October of 2019 and finished April 2020.
In 2009, the State of North Carolina identified Stewarts Creek as a watershed in need of restoration. The responsible department stated the creek “suffers from degraded riparian buffers and includes WSW-designated waters. A 3.3-mile stretch of Stewarts Creek is considered to be impacted by habitat degradation due to impoundments.”
Our friends at Ecosystem Planning and Restoration (EPR) are working with us to restore and enhance over 4,100 feet the Moores Fork stream, as well as over 7,000 feet of three additional tributaries flowing into Stewarts Creek.
The goals for this project include:
Our stream restoration team works to rebuild waterways, channels, and wetlands in order to protect natural resources, improve water quality, support aquatic and wildlife habitats, aid in controlling floodwaters and pollution runoff, and minimize erosion.Share on Twitter Share on Facebook