Swiftwater Creek Restoration

Swiftwater, PA

Many streams in Pennsylvania suffer the effects of urbanization and suburban expansion, including destruction of floodplain forests, disruption of normal water flow, erosion of streambanks, and degradation of terrestrial and aquatic habitat. At Swiftwater Creek, ThinkGreen installed boulders to reinforce the streambank and create in-stream habitat; in addition, the surrounding floodplain was cleared of invasive plants and replanted with native floodplain-adapted forest species to reduce flooding and improve native habitat.

PROJECT TYPE:

Design / Build