Monday, August 1, 2011

3M Urban Ecology Restoration Project

With funds provided by 3M Columbia, the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with Public Works (and MANY other entities) to restore the wetland area near the confluence of Flat Branch and Hinkson Creeks.  Columbia Business Times recently published the article:  3M Helps City to Restore Wetland Habitat.  Public Works designed the stormwater storage features that will regulate wetland pool levels and treat and detain much of the stormwater runoff that falls in the 140 acre watershed.  Partnerships such as this have great potential to reduce the effects of increased pollution and runoff in urbanized watersheds, like Hinkson Creek, and create recreational opportunities for our community.  The project is currently under construction, take a walk down the MKT trail and watch the progress!