Stream and Floodplains Restoration Begins in Harvey Mill Park
In 1996 Naamans Creek Watershed Association began its efforts to address some of the stormwater runoff problems along Naamans Creek. Councilman Robert Weiner and Representative Wayne Smith advocated for and helped to fund the Naamans Creek Flood Abatement Study (1999).One of the recommendations was to restore the stream to a more natural meandering form and restore the floodplains in Harvey Mill Park (between Lancashire and Wynnwood) to act as a natural temporary storage facility for rainwater after storm events. This restoration has finally begun! It will extend from northeast of the basketball court to the lower bridge across the creek. New Castle Conservation District is overseeing the project.
The included pictures help document the progress achieved by April 25, 2011.