For years, Bassett Creek's banks have been eroding and causing issues with the land surrounding
it. Rachel was contracted to fix many of these issues in the area of Theodore Wirth Park.
Crews started construction in the winter of 2014- 2015 in order to allow better access to the
sites requiring reconstruction. Fighting frost and extremely cold temps, crews re-graded the
bank slopes and placed different types of permanent protection. Aggregates or boulders were
placed along the banks to prevent the rushing creek from washing away the soils. In other
areas, different types of vegetation (bio-rolls, tree branch matting, erosion control blanketing
and live stake plantings) were utilized to construct more solid banks. The project was completed
in the fall of 2015 after the bituminous trails are reconstructed.
- 4,700 LF--Stream Bank Slope Reconstruction
- 24 Acres--Tree Clearing
- 2,500 Tons--Aggregate/Boulder Placement
- 1,500 EA--Live Stakes Planted
- 1,100 LF--New Electrical Service
- 830 CY--Pond Sediment Removal
- 3,000 SY--Bituminous Trail Reconstruction