Cattail Creek Stream Restoration
- Howard County
- Streams: 6,000 LF
- Wetlands, Streams or Nutrients: N/A
RES is currently performing stream, wetland, riparian buffer, and floodplain restoration on an agricultural site which drains into the Tridelphia Reservoir and Patuxent River in Howard County, MD, resulting in 4,200 linear feet of stream, 62 acres of impervious surface credit, and numerous acres of wetlands. This project will not only improve water quality in Cattail Creek through the restoration practices on the stream and wetlands, but also through the installation of Best Management Practices (BMPs) designed to capture stormwater runoff from the dairy and row crop operations. Restoration will be implemented in a fashion that will have minimal effect on current farming practices. The project provides additional educational opportunities related to environmental stewardship and agricultural sustainability for the Howard Soil Conservation District (HSCD) as the landowner already participates regularly with HSCD.