Parkway Fire and Rescue Department Stabilization Project- Ongoing Project

This project stabilized an eroding section along Grassy Creek, Mitchell County, NC. An instream j-hook structure was installed to slow and redirect water away from the streambanks. The j-hook also created a downstream pool habitat for aquatic life. Streambanks were shaped back to a more natural slope, covered with a natural matting fabric, and seeded with a native riparian seed mix. Livestakes will be installed along both banks once the dormant season has started and will provide root stabilization, habitat, and shade for Grassy Creek.