Ginger Davis, Conservation Administrator
As we all know, things have to happen a bit differently in light of what we are dealing with as a society with COVID-19. Now that we have hired FlatLand Resources (a planning, design-build and project management firm) contracted to conduct the Feasibility Study, it was time to get some additional input from our community. This was going to be in the form of an Open House. We want to engage our public for their input into the project. Public input will also play an integral role on how Stony Creek is stabilized and restored.
To address these needs and the current situation, we created the Stony Creek Feasibility Study website. This website allows us to gather information and hear your concerns, thoughts, and desires for Stony Creek. If you unfamiliar with Stony Creek, it is the stream you cross over on Hwy 37 as your headed into Noblesville from the south. It is also the creek that is blamed for the water backup along Allisonville Road on the south-side of Noblesville every time we have a flood. This creek has been in the news in the past because of some of the cleanup from the Firestone plant.
Now we have a chance to do something to address the erosion and other issues we see along the way, but the only way we can do that is by knowing who is experiencing these issues and where they are. The project site extends from 37 to just past Allisonville Road, where Stony Creek enters the White River.
Please consider helping us by filling out the form on the website, adding your information to the mailing list, and participating in the future of Stony Creek. This project is supported by a LARE grant, matching funds by community members, and in-kind efforts provided by the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District.
Through this study we hope to find out what can be done to improve the erosion situation, increase wildlife and aquatic habitat, and return this valuable natural resource to a high quality site within our community. Visit the website and let us know what you are most interested in!
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