Where a 20 foot deep eroding gully lay until 2014, a beautiful restored coastal plain stream with a highly connected floodplain now exists. The Poplar Point Stream Restoration Project provides a unique blend of aquatic and upland wildlife habitat, while providing effective stormwater storage and processing. This project was scored the second highest because of the systematic approach to restoration that included several major projects that had been installed in the watershed since 2011. The Poplar Point Stream Restoration project had been identified in a watershed assessment to be the greatest contributor of sediment and nutrients in the South River watershed. This project also had concise measurable objectives (75% reduction in fine sediment transport, increase amphibian populations by 200%) and a long-term monitoring plan.
For more on the project click visit the folder on our google drive here.