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HPER Ditch Restoration Progress

January 8, 2015 : HPER Ditch before restoration began.

January 8, 2015:  HPER Ditch before restoration began.

 

January 9, 2015:  Silt fences are installed to prevent sediment from running into the stream.

January 9, 2015: Silt fences are installed to prevent sediment from running into the stream.

January 14, 2015: Construction begins and slopes are cleared.

January 14, 2015:
Construction begins and slopes are cleared.

January 16, 2015: Rock weirs are placed in the stream to slow the flow and create habitat heterogeneity for stream biota.

January 16, 2015:
Rock weirs are placed in the stream to slow the flow and create habitat heterogeneity for stream biota.

January 19, 2015:  Soil is brought in to reduce the slope of the banks and prevent erosion.

January 19, 2015:
Soil is brought in to reduce the slope of the banks and prevent erosion.

January 23, 2015:  Pipes draining water from the parking lot will be cut to the bank to allow water more time to percolate into the soil.

January 23, 2015:
Pipes draining water from the parking lot will be cut to the bank to allow water more time to percolate into the ground.

January 26, 2015: Boulders are placed in streams at specific spots to divert flow and create habitat heterogeneity.

January 26, 2015:
Boulders are placed in streams at specific spots to divert flow and create habitat heterogeneity.

January 28, 2015: Gravel beach areas are placed along the stream to slow runoff and filter out contaminants.

January 28, 2015:
Gravel beach areas are placed along the stream to slow runoff and filter out contaminants.

January 30, 2015: Super soil, a highly organic soil, is placed on the banks to help young plants successfully grow.

January 30, 2015:
Super soil, a highly organic soil, is placed on the banks to help young plants successfully grow.

February 2, 2015: Super soil is added to both banks and they are ready for plants!

February 2, 2015:
Super soil is added to both banks and they are ready for plants!

February 6, 2015: Grass seed is laid downstream and Zoysia sod grass is placed on the banks near the parking lot and sidewalk.

February 6, 2015:
Grass seed is laid downstream and Zoysia sod grass is placed on the banks near the parking lot and sidewalk.

February 8, 2015:  A gravel lined ditch from the parking lot is added to slow storm runoff and allow pollutants to stick to the gravel.

February 8, 2015:
A gravel lined ditch from the parking lot is added to slow storm runoff and allow pollutants to stick to the gravel.