Logan Park Stream and Floodplain Restoration

Raye Weigel
LandStudies, Inc.
Aerial photo of post-construction stream and floodplain restoration with the floodplain reconnected to the stream channel.

Logan Park and neighboring homes were plagued with frequent flooding after heavy rain events.  Polluted overflow from the combined storm and sewer system created a hazard to local residents as well as erosion and pollution problems to the local waterway. In addition, the popular soccer fields adjacent to the stream in the park were frequently flooded and often unusable, resulting in lost revenue...

Rock Lititz Floodplain Restoration

Raye Weigel
LandStudies, Inc.
Aerial photo of post-construction stream and floodplain restoration.

Rock Lititz prides itself on being a “one-stop-shop” for production needs in the live show industry. Located on a 96-acre farm in scenic Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the Rock Lititz Studio aims to be the epicenter of the rock concert business where bands can set up and test concerts before they go on tour. Over the past few years, their campus has grown to include a restaurant, hotel, walking...

Landis Homes Stream and Floodplain Restoration

Raye Weigel
LandStudies, Inc.
Photo of post-construction stream and floodplain restoration with the floodplain reconnected to the stream channel.

Kurtz Run flows through the Landis Homes campus and is a tributary to the Conestoga River. Before the project, degradation was clear with eroding stream banks adding sediment and nutrients to the stream. The project removed legacy sediment from the floodplain, which builds up over centuries of intensive land use, altering the natural course of a stream and burying floodplains and wetlands. As a...

RiverSmart Homes Landscaping Program

Noah Maghsadi
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay (Jamie Alberti)
A D.C. home after rain garden construction.

The high percentage of impervious cover within Washington, DC prevents rain from soaking into the ground. This stormwater runoff transports pollutants to local waterways, and ultimately to the Chesapeake Bay. Runoff also erodes local streams and deposits sediment that destroys aquatic habitat. The problem is exacerbated by the number of residential homes in the area lacking stormwater controls,...