The Cleveland Park stream restoration project was completed on schedule, and the area has been stabilized with temporary seeding and matting.
The project included stabilizing severely eroding streambanks and reconnecting approximately 500 feet of a Reedy River tributary with its floodplain to promote water quality improvements in the area of the park between Woodland Way and Woodland Way Circle.
The contractor will return in the plant dormant season (autumn) to install additional plants. These are native plant species that are found naturally along stream banks and riparian areas.
Every effort was made to prevent damage to the mature hardwood trees in this area; however, due to the need to adjust channel design and slopes, remove invasive plants, and remove dead trees, some trees were removed. The entire area will be replanted with native vegetation and the existing saplings will grow quickly with the more open canopy and additional sunlight.