HDR Engineering Inc. (design)
SEI Environmental (construction)
The 4,400-linear-foot project on Little Sugar Creek in Charlotte replaced a stream channel that was concrete-lined, overwidened and straightened in the “Central Park” of the city. Mecklenburg County removed the concrete that lined the channel in preparation for the stream restoration.
EEP projects restore, enhance and preserve wetlands and waterways across the state. Goals include improving water quality, enhancing wildlife habitat, filtering pollutants, slowing floodwaters and reducing sedimentation and erosion.
The N.C. Ecosystem Enhancement Program's mission is to restore and protect North Carolina’s natural resources for future generations while supporting responsible economic development.
EEP utilizes receipts from its programs to restore streams and wetlands where the need is greatest by working with state and local partners, including willing landowners. The N.C. Department of Transportation and other developers voluntarily use EEP to move projects forward in a timely and affordable manner.