Brookhaven receives $150,000 grant for streambank restoration
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Brookhaven, GA, Aug. 22, 2017 – The City of Brookhaven has been awarded a $150,000 grant for streambank restoration along the north fork of Nancy Creek, south of the Murphey Candler dam.
The City plans to restore the stream and buffer from the dam to the confluence of the North Fork and Nancy Creek, adjacent to the baseball fields.
“I want to thank Sen. Johnny Isakson for his guidance in securing this grant that will have a regional benefit - the health of the Nancy Creek Watershed impacts the entire basin,” said Brookhaven Mayor John Ernst. “While this project will restore the natural beauty of the waterway, its true intent is to significantly decrease the amount of silt flowing downstream that negatively impacts water quality, vegetation and native wildlife,”
The project is the first of several initiatives outlined in the Nancy Creek Watershed Improvement Plan, adopted by the Brookhaven City Council in 2016. The City plans to complete design and engineering this year, with construction in early 2018 to minimize disruption of the ball fields during peak season. The total cost of restoration is expected to be approximately $300,000.
About the award: This project is being financed in part by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division through a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the provisions of Section 319(h) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended.
About the Nancy Creek Watershed Improvement Plan: The Nancy Creek Watershed Improvement Plan, adopted by the Brookhaven City Council in 2017, evaluates watershed conditions in Nancy Creek on a regional scale with a special focus on evaluating the health of Murphey Candler Lake. To view the plan, visit http://www.brookhavenga.gov/home/showdocument?id=5994.
Ann Marie Quill