Wild Things: District Continues Improvements at Oak Meadows
Work is under way at Oak Meadows Golf Preserve to restore natural habitat and improve flood control along Salt Creek while creating flood-resistant golf operations. The project will increase the overall stormwater capacity of the property by more than 20 million gallons, create 25 acres of wetlands and restore 43 acres along Salt Creek and 65 acres further upland. In-stream improvements will remove two low-head dams and replace engineered hard-bank erosion protection features with more natural features, such as aquatic plants, cobble and boulders, which will increase levels of dissolved oxygen in the water and allow the creek to support a wider range of native aquatic animals.
Ed Stevenson, District director of golf operations, talks about the project on Wild Things on WDCB Radio (90.9 FM).
Work is on schedule and within budget on the Oak Meadows golf preserve construction project. Work is expected to be done in time for the 2017 golf season.