I wanted to share a few pictures I took today from the Marsh Creek Restoration Project which is moving along nicely. They are currently planting some trees and plants which upon completion, will look spectacular!
In September, the project broke ground where the restoration project will restore 1,000 feet of Marsh Creek behind Creekside Park. The $1,067,550 grant will be used to help provide plant shade trees, construct a creek side natural trail, and build a pedestrian bridge to link Marsh Creek Regional Trail and Creekside Park.
Diane Burgis, Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed executive director, was excited that the project was breaking ground and can’t wait to watch it progress over the next few months.
“This project is important to the watershed and to the City of Oakley for several reasons. It restores a portion of the creek to support an ecosystem that is not supported right now because there are no plants or trees along the creek,” explained Burgis. “50 years ago the flood district modified creek and turned it into a canal in order to make it more efficient at conveying the water through the area. At a consequence, all the trees and plants that were native wildlife was removed. This project serves as an example as to what the rest of the creek could look like.”
Here is a couple pictures from the ground breaking with Mayor Kevin Romick and Diane Burgis.
By Michael Burkholder