Partridge Creek Habitat Restoration

Over one mile of the Partridge Creek (Gloede Drain) flows through an area of 50 acres which was previously a golf course. The area included several adjacent pocket wetlands. The existing site consisted of aquatic and terrestrial invasive species, eroded bank regions along the drain corridor, fragmented wetland areas, and degraded golf cart paths that narrow the channel width and obstruct flows. The project was separated into four phases that included: Invasive Plant Species Removal, Gloede Drain Natural Channel Design Restoration, Wetland Restoration, and Oak Openings Restoration.

Streambank Stabilization

sylvan glen golf course hrc project

The Sylvan Glen Golf Course, constructed in 1922, was experiencing negative impacts from storm water runoff generated by increased development in upstream tributary areas. These impacts included increased bank erosion, loss of vegetation within the drain channel, exposed irrigation and drainage infrastructure, loss of tee surfaces and increased downstream sedimentation…