Restoring and Protecting Norton Creek

Based on recommendations from our Norton Creek Watershed Management Plan, we are in the process of doing some creek restoration and rain garden planting projects in this creekshed.

The three main pieces of the project are:
1. Making a stretch of this artificially straightened creek curvy again. We will do a meander restoration project in the creek using simple techniques such as large woody debris placement and anchoring.

2. Protecting the creek from stormwater runoff via native plantings along the shorebanks on the south side of Pontiac Trail.

3. Planting bioswales (big ditches with plants in them) along the south side of Pontiac Trail. We will also plant rain gardens, along the parking area in Gibson Park, and place rain barrels at the corners of the Gibson House.

This project will also include 2-3 neighborhood workshops to engage residents in the planting design and installation of two planting projects on public land in the area.

More about the Norton Creek Watershed Management Plan.