Brandywine Creek Tributary Stream Restoration Project
In March 2020, the City of Hudson partnered with the Tinkers Creek Watershed Partners (TCWP) to apply for, and was recently awarded, an OEPA 319 Grant to help fund the Brandywine Creek Tributary Stream Restoration Project.
The project is located along the Brandywine Creek Tributary between Owen Brown Street and W. Prospect Street (see concept plan here). This section of stream has become entrenched, or down-cut and disconnected from the natural floodplain. The project goal is to reconnect the stream to the on-site floodplains and improve the riparian corridor with enhanced natural habitats and stream stability improvements without diminishing the conveyance of the stream. Additional storm water storage to reduce downstream flooding, where readily available within the project limits, will also be reviewed for construction. The project will also remove vegetative invasive or non-native shrubs and plants that are reducing the bio habitat in the area. High-quality, beneficial stream, wetlands, and plants will remain where they exist. Tree and vegetation removal will be selective with only those trees that are invasive, or within the access points for the project, being planned for removal and replacement. Read the full press release about this project here.
The anticipated project schedule is to begin design of the project this spring and summer, conduct public input sessions, and then construct the project in Fall 2021.
Click the map to view the concept plan for this project.
Click the map to view the location of the project.
If you have questions regarding this project, please contact: Kate Chapel - Senior Project Manager
Tinker's Creek Watershed Partners Email Office: (330) 963-6243 www.tinkerscreek.org