Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Watershed Improvement Plans Information Session


This could have implication for our neighborhood as we are in the Third Fork Creek watershed. It would be great to have as many neighbors as possible attend this.

From the City Website
Thursday, October 4, 2012

Durham Hosts Watershed Improvement Plans Information Session

October 23 Meeting to Present Final Results of Plans to Improve Health of Three Watersheds
​DURHAM, N.C. — Durham residents interested in the future health of Third Fork Creek, Northeast Creek, and Crooked Creek will soon get a chance to learn more about how the City of Durham plans to improve the health of these three watersheds using prioritized projects and customized strategies.

The public information session will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at 7 p.m. in the City Hall Committee Room, 101 City Hall Plaza.

The purpose of the meeting is to present the results from the draft watershed improvement plans that were developed for each creek’s watershed and gather input from residents. According to Sandi Wilbur, project manager with the Stormwater Services Division of the City’s Public Works Department, the plans were developed by studying field conditions and analyzing opportunities with watershed modeling tools. “Resident input is an important component in finalizing the improvement plans, which sets a course for improving water quality in each of the creeks and complying with state regulations,” Wilbur said.

For additional information about this meeting or the Watershed Improvement Plans for Third Fork Creek, Northeast Creek, and Crooked Creek, visit http://www.DurhamNC.gov/Stormwater or contact Wilbur at (919) 560-4326 or by email at Sandra.Wilbur@DurhamNC.gov.

About the Public Works Department’s Stormwater Services Division
The Stormwater Services Division with the City of Durham’s Public Works Department is guided by the City’s strategic plan goals of stewardship of the City’s physical assets and promoting thriving, livable neighborhoods. It has the major responsibility for enforcing all existing stormwater ordinances and regulations. Activities include storm drainage design and plans review; inspecting and maintaining City-owned drainage systems; education and outreach; and stream monitoring, restoration, and watershed master planning. To learn more, visit http://www.DurhamNC.gov/Stormwater or “like” on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/DurhamNCStormwater.

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