• Charlotte, NC stream restoration

Reedy Creek Stream Restoration Project

Client: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services
Location: Charlotte, NC


Wildlands was selected to perform the first design-build project to generate stream and wetland mitigation units for the City of Charlotte Umbrella Stream and Wetland Mitigation Bank. This pilot project is located within the environmentally significant Reedy Creek Nature Preserve and involved the restoration of deeply incised, eroded stream channels to appropriately sized bankfull channels with access to a floodplain and preservation of existing high-quality streams and wetlands. The project consists of approximately 26,400 linear feet (LF) of stream restoration and 15,600 LF of stream preservation for a total of 25,974 stream mitigation credits. Approximately 1.0 wetland mitigation unit will be accomplished through enhancement and preservation of wetlands.


Due to the location of the Reedy Creek project in an active park, Wildlands is coordinating directly with Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation on issues that affect the Reedy Creek Nature Preserve’s day-to-day use. Wildlands is also coordinating with research efforts being conducted by UNC-Charlotte. This coordination effort is a great demonstration of Wildlands’ ability to coordinate with stakeholders as well as the general public to facilitate project implementation. Construction was completed in February of 2019 and the final mitigation credit release was received in 2024.


CLICK HERE to check out the project website (designed and developed by Wildlands).


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