October 15, 2012
The construction phase of the Meadow Creek Restoration Project is nearly complete, according to a staff report at the Charlottesville City Council meeting Monday night.
City staff said the project has been in the works since 2006, but construction began in May to bring the struggling urban stream back to fruition.
Construction along the banks is just about to wrap up, and crews will soon begin the replanting and re-vegetating process to finish the natural corridor.
"There are steps that we have put in place for this particular stream to recognize the conditions of the surrounding watershed," said Kristel Riddervold, the city's environmental administrator. "It should be a stable stream with good, healthy habitat for decades to come."
Staff say they hope once the project is complete, locals will check out the new plants and wildlife for themselves that will fill the stream.