The Grassy Creek Restoration project is a cooperative effort that includes partners such as: Toe River Watershed Partnership, Blue Ridge RC&D, Mitchell SWCD, NC Wildlife Resources Commission, US Fish & Wildlife Service, NC Division of Water Resources, National Park Service, NC State University, and local landowners.
This multi-beneficial project will improve Grassy Creek, capture and treat stormwater from impervious surfaces, and will create a section of the Mitchell County Overmountain Victory Trail! Over 2000' of Grassy Creek will be improved and will include habitat enhancements, historical channel realignment, bank stabilization with native plants, invasive species removal, and floodplain expansion. All these improvements will benefit the creek, adjacent lands, and the public. In addition, three constructed stormwater wetlands will capture and treat stormwater from the neighboring Grassy Creek Commons shopping center. Last but not least, a public trail is being developed that will be certified as a section of the nationally recognized Overmountain Victory Trail (http://www.nps.gov/ovvi/index.htm)