EEP Project Manager: Julie Cahill
The project is located northwest of Lenior within a rural area of the Blue Ridge foothills in the Catawba River basin. The approximately mile-long restoration reach ends at the confluence of Brown Branch with Mulberry Creek. The restoration was conceived as a demonstration project illustrating a variety of techniques that could be effective in a rural setting.
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.