Tinkers Creek Stream Restoration Project

Prince George’s County Department of the Environment (DoE) partnered with GV-Petro Joint Venture, LLC (which is a joint venture of GreenVest, LLC and Petro Design Build, LLC) and Maryland-National Capital Parks & Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) to implement the Tinkers Creek Stream Restoration Project; an ambitious, innovative, and complex undertaking that stabilized eroding stream channels, re-connected the floodplain and its associated wetlands, improved habitat for terrestrial and aquatic species, and engaged a diverse community through outreach programs to enhance access to this valuable community amenity. The restoration of perennial, intermittent, and ephemeral stream reaches promoted stability and resiliency in both the stream resources and riparian buffers and delivered a suite of co-benefits including critical utility and infrastructure protection, public and private property stabilization, management of invasive plant species, and reductions in nuisance flooding. As one of the largest stream restoration projects in the State of Maryland at over 40,000 linear feet, this project reduces sediment loading to the Chesapeake Bay by over 4,000,000 pounds per year and represents a successful partnership between public and private entities and a success for the local community and Chesapeake Bay.

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