Sustainability Spotlight: Malletts Creek Streambank Restoration

We felt it prudent to share one final Sustainably Spotlight as Earth Month 2017 concludes.

One of Michigan’s largest urban stream restoration projects relied heavily on sustainable design to address flashy flows, eroding and bare stream banks, and low base flows. A two-mile rehabilitation of Ann Arbor’s Malletts Creek and one of its larger tributaries, County Farm Drain, required an innovative engineering approach that tapped into nature’s ability to work for – not against – our efforts.

Earth Month Conclusion: Patrick Droze, project engineer, describes how thinking differently and applying sustainable design stabilized the creek, improved water quality downstream, reduced loading into the Huron River watershed and improved ecosystem diversity.


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