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ERI is in our third year working on main campus at the Gardens and Greenways project. The huge main campus has a stream (White Creek) running through it for miles. We are in the process of restoring the stream in two sections. At the headwaters, the stream runs through the large Gardens and Greenways project. Our job includes design/build aspects of taming this flashy urban creek. Due to the significant ongoing expansions on campus, increased urban runoff has taken it?s toll on the creek. In addition, the construction (ongoing) of a 30 million dollar Teaching Garden Project of which the stream dissects, has made it even more important to tame the creek as well as adding an aesthetic and proposed teaching component. The challenge was to make it functional, aesthetically pleasing and to blend the stream aspects into the massive gardens project. To do this we installed 6 rock grade control structures in the main stream and three in one of the two tributaries. In the other tributary, we installed a natural rock-lined channel to capture runoff from a detention pond and merge it into the main stream. In addition, bendway weirs were installed at a large bend in the stream and the banks were restored and planted. At the gardens, we also installed a decomposed granite pathway for the students and two large pedestrian bridges and added rock swales and outlet pipe treatments to capture and convey water to the stream.
Interview about Gardens
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