Project Highlight: Mountain Creek Stream Bank Stabilization Project
Red Bank Elementary School
Mountain Creek runs along the back border of Red Bank Elementary School’s property, providing an incredible outdoor laboratory for the students. Unfortunately, excess stormwater surging through the creek after rainstorms was eating away the stream bank and pushing the creek closer and closer to the back driveway to the school. It was quickly becoming a hazard for the kids and families and polluting the creek with excess sedimentation.
WaterWays applied for and was awarded two grants which would partially fix the stream bank, from the Tennessee Healthy Watershed Initiative and EPA’s 319 Program for non-point source pollution reduction.
Adam Pierce, a lead member of our Young Professional Board and an Erosion Control Specialist for Propex, spearheaded the project and enlisted the support Propex, Wright Brothers, Groundscape Concepts, Profile, and Midsouth Aggregates to all donate their materials, equipment and personnel for the project. Shannon Kelly, now with ASA Engineering, donated her time to provide engineering design and apply for permits.