Restoration + Enhancement
Some of our most rewarding projects have involved the restoration of aquatic systems to their natural ecological form and function.
Some examples include stream, river and wetland restoration, bank stabilization using natural and hybrid natural-engineered solutions, stream “re-daylighting”, engineered rock-riffle grade control systems, and design of trails and boardwalks.
HR Green provides field assessments, stream and riparian corridor improvements, bank and shoreline stabilization, custom urban stream solutions, restoration of wetland lakes and ponds, and detention basin retrofits.
Restoration + Enhancement Experience
Camp Creek Stream Bank Restoration
Des Moines, IA
The project addressed erosion along nearly 1,000 feet of stream bank using bio-engineered methods.
Dry Creek Restoration
Fort Madison, IA
Following damage sustained during high flow events in the spring of 2013, a stream assessment concluded that ongoing stream bank erosion and failure in the lower reaches required repair.
Detention Basin Retrofits
St. Peters, MO
In 2012, the City of St. Peters began a comprehensive citywide stormwater management program (SMP) aimed at preserving natural habitat, flood mitigation, creek bank stabilization and detention basin rehabilitation/retrofit, all with the goal of reducing property losses and pollution, and increasing water quality.
Repaired Sanitary Sewer Channel Improves Neighborhood
Tomar Heights, SD
During the heavy rains of August 2010, the City of Sioux Falls discovered a sanitary sewer that was exposed in a drainage channel in the Tomar Heights area of southeastern Sioux Falls.
Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary and Regional Trail
St. Paul, MN
Capitol Region Watershed District (CRWD) and City of St. Paul selected the team of HR Green and Inter-Fluve to conduct a feasibility study, develop concept plans and final design, complete three construction bid packages and construction oversight for the Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary and Regional Trail.
Mundelein Wastewater Treatment Plant – Wetland Mitigation
An wastewater treatment plant expansion project required the Village to mitigate for causing impacts to the ﬂoodplain and surrounding area.
Lake in the Hills Fen Conservation Area Master Plan
Lake in the Hills, IL
This 234 acre site contains sensitive features including a fen, creek and wetlands. HR Green analyzed the opportunities and constraints of these features and assessed the feasibility of site improvements to limit impact upon native plant and wildlife communities.