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Waynesville Urban Stream Targeted for Restoration

A major stream restoration project is in the planning stages for Shelton Branch, a stream that meanders through several residential neighborhoods in Waynesville en route to its confluence with Richland Creek.

October 2022: Jennings Environmental’s latest educational signage is highlighted in this newsletter: Mountain Valleys Resource Conservation & Development Newsletter

Brush Creek Educational Signage

Mountain Valleys Resource Conservation & Development Council newsletter

September 2022: More of Mud Creek. See the article below from Conserving Carolina about updates to the Mouth of Mud Creek. You can also read the article in the Blue Ridge Times:

More of Mud Creek

Added land provides space for public access and bog restoration

May 2022: Transylvania Times visits Jennings Environmental’s Mud Creek Restoration Project to learn about the work that was done and see how it has progressed since completion. 

May 2022: Conserving Carolina’s May 2022 Newsletter including partnerships with Jennings Environmental: 

Conserving Carolina May 2022 Newsletter

 

March 2021: First phase of restoration & stabilization project along Foster Creek complete: https://wlos.com/news/local/first-phase-of-restoration-stabilization-project-along-foster-creek-complete

https://www.blueridgenow.com/story/news/2021/01/24/musician-woody-platt-and-his-neighbors-restoring-east-fork/6656881002/

Sign up for Riverbank Planting Field Day in Marshall, NC, Thursday, February 11, 2021: https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/8870018635893480127/false#/invitation.

We will be planting live stakes of native shrubs to protect river bank stability on Blannahassett Island. Sign up to join! We will demonstrate how to plant live stakes and give you the opportunity to plant some on the island. We recommend that you bring gloves, jackets, and boots appropriate for the weather conditions.

Southeast Stormwater Association (SESWA) Re-wilding Streams and Floodplains to Enhance Ecosystem Services, January 2021: https://www.seswa.org/webinars

After Hurricane, NC College Focuses on Natural-Resource Restoration, December 2020: https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2020-12-08/environment/after-hurricanes-nc-college-focuses-on-natural-resource-restoration/a72359-1

Volunteers Restoring Foster Creek in Mills River, November 2020: https://www.blueridgenow.com/subscriber/20201129/volunteers-restoring-foster-creek-in-mills-river

Work Begins to Stabilize Banks of Foster Creek, December 2020: https://wlos.com/amp/news/local/work-begins-to-stabilize-banks-of-foster-creek


Jennings Environmental Part of Team Winning 2020 APWA-NC Stormwater Project of the Year Award 

President and Principle Engineer Greg Jennings educates community members about improvements made to Beeson Creek, May 2019.

A stream restoration project at a Kernersville park recently received an award, and Jennings Environmental was part of the winning team.

The Beeson Creek Stream Restoration project with the Town of Kernersville received the 2020 APWA-NC Stormwater Project of the Year Award. Jennings Environmental partnered with North State Environmental on this stream restoration.

Jennings Environmental worked with North State Environmental to achieve the following enhancements to Beeson Creek: wood toe revetments for erosion resistance and habitat enhancement, in-stream log and rock vane structures for hydraulic energy management, streambank protection, and habitat enhancement, streambank bioengineering and native riparian forest buffer, floodplain wetland pools for riparian habitat, long-term monitoring to document stream, restoration effectiveness, and a nature trail for education and public access to promote community understanding and appreciation for natural stream functions; permanent conservation easement of the stream corridor.


 

 

Southeast Stormwater Association (SESWA) Re-wilding Streams and Floodplains to Enhance Ecosystem Services, January 2021: https://www.seswa.org/webinars

November 2020: Matthews Creek Restoration: http://www.naturalandtrust.org/matthews-creek

October 2020: Giant Muskie Might Soon be Naturally Spawning in the French Broad Watershed: https://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2020/10/14/giant-muskie-might-soon-naturally-spawning-french-broad-watershed/3595686001/

First Annual National Stream Restoration Conference, August 23-25, 2021, Baltimore, MD: https://restorestreams.org/ (Boulder Sponsors)

March 2020: Agency Provides Update on Linville River Restoration https://www.morganton.com/community/agency-provides-update-on-linville-river-restoration/article_a23e5b64-b96e-52ec-bf44-8c8187ba01f1.html

February 2020: Restoration of Linville River Continues https://www.ncagr.gov/paffairs/release/2020/2-20LinvilleRivertroutstocking.htm

January 2020: NC Wildlife Resources Commission created an overview of the Mud Creek Restoration Project https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Stmu_TLTAnQ&feature=youtu.be

 
January 2020: Daphne Stream Project Promotes Environmental Education: http://www.gulfcoastnewstoday.com/stories/daphne-stream-project-promotes-environmental-education,87678?

December 2019: What the River Wants: A floodplain restoration could help bring back muskie in the French Broad https://conservingcarolina.org/what-the-river-wants/

December 2019: NC City Addresses Sediment Issues to Keep Water Treatment Costs Low https://www.resourceinstituteinc.org/news

December 2019: D’Olive watershed model for restoration http://www.gulfcoastnewstoday.com/stories/dolive-watershed-model-for-restoration,86563

October 2019: River restoration project in Western NC aims to save trout population https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-10-22/environment/river-restoration-project-in-western-nc-aims-to-save-trout-population/a68123-1

October 2019: Linville River restoration is underway! https://www.ncforestservice.gov/water_quality/pdf/bmp_newsletter/BMP-2019-Q4.pdf

October 2019: ASU, Boone, conservancy discuss Boone Creek daylighting proposal https://www.wataugademocrat.com/news/asu-boone-conservancy-discuss-boone-creek-daylighting-proposal/article_093ba895-61f8-5676-9dfc-14bda5d40aa5.html?fbclid=IwAR0gfQPnqd4_76nEywD4s7BHh6FHsLFnnJItwvNmu8XZK5sLv_WZL52WbPg

February 6, 2019: Conserving Carolina Working to Rehab 100-Acre Wetland: https://www.blueridgenow.com/news/20190206/conserving-carolina-working-to-rehab-100-acre-wetland

October 9, 2018: Stream restoration completed in Maggie Valley  https://www.themountaineer.com/life/stream-restoration-completed-in-maggie-valley/article_174a709c-cc30-11e8-a177-df232eb9d925.html

August 2018: Sponsor at the Conservation Celebration in Brevard, North Carolina: https://www.conservationcelebration.org/

August 2018: Sponsor at the EcoStream Conference in Asheville, North Carolina: https://www.bae.ncsu.edu/workshops-conferences/ecostream-conference/

December 2017: Partnership with Mills River: http://www.millsriverwater.org/news/backyard-stream-repair-workshop-pt-ii

February 8, 2017: Turkey Creek Restoration Continues thanks to FLT partners  http://freshwaterlandtrust.org/turkey-creek-restoration-continues-thanks-flt-partners/

January, 2016: Trussville Civitan Park Restoration Project recipient of the Cahaba River Society Watershed Conservation Development Award https://cahabariversociety.org/