The restoration plantings reduce erosion, trap sediment, filter pollutants, absorb nutrients and cleanse water running through and over the landscape prior to discharge to Harrier Marsh.

By allowing the stream to follow its own course, this is expected to result in a gradual restoration of natural meanders to the channel and the establishment of natural swales within the stream floodplain and through the stream corridor. This slows the flow of water and provides additional settling of sediment and removal of pollutants before reaching Harrier Marsh
Click image for larger version and photo data Native wildflowers colonize the stream corridor, replacing the barren soil and slowing the flow of water.
Click image for larger version and photo data Prairie obedient plant (Psysostegia virginana) is found in the stream corridor.

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