Gateway Campus Stormwater Renovation

Boone County Conservation District - Burlington, KY

Stormwater naturalization of a 43-acre college campus, including swale rehabilitation, catch basin retrofits, native meadow restoration, and the transformation of two conventional detention basins into stream/wetland complexes that expand habitat, enhance water quality, and release a more natural flow regime in the headwaters of Gunpowder Creek.

Low head dam mitigation

Mill Creek Alliance – Cincinnati, OH

Gently sloped rock riffles with protruding habitat boulders mitigate two low head dams on the Lower Mill Creek by restoring fish passage and improving recreational safety.

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Dry Creek Rehabilitation via Boulder Riffle

Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern Kentucky – villa hills, KY

Mitigating chronic downcutting and channel instability at an exposed sewer main with a boulder riffle that restores stable benthic habitat and fish connectivity.


Banklick Wetland Streambank Stabilization

Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern Kentucky – Covington, KY

Boulder toe armoring and vegetation as well as a rock riffle stabilize an eroding streambank, ultimately protecting the equilibrium basin for a $2M wetland.


Acacia Northeast Pond Optimization and Stream Daylighting

Cleveland Metroparks – Lyndhurst, OH

Pond retrofit delivers prolonged baseflows and reduced peak flows to a newly daylighted ~240-foot stream-wetland complex.

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KATHERINE AVENUE STREAM STABILIZATION

CITY OF LEBANON – LEBANON, OH

The restored riffle-pool sequence provides refugia for benthic macroinvertebrates, accommodates migration of native fishes, and improves water quality, while also protecting an exposed sanitary sewer line.


Glenway Woods Stream Daylighting

Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH

~3,200 feet of daylighted stream in a nature preserve with native limestone “creek rock” revives a stream that had been buried in a combined sewer for more than 100 years.


Stream Restoration and LHD Mitigation at Evendale Commons

Mill Creek Alliance - Cincinnati, OH

A constructed riffle coupled with vegetated floodplain benches and rehabilitated banks restore an over-widened section of Mill Creek with chronic bank erosion and mitigate the recreational hazards associated with the low-head dam.

“What has been amazing is how quickly the wildlife has started using the project area… herons, ducks, fish jumping in the pool area, and a beaver… all before the project even started to green up. Everyone involved did great work and we have received a lot of positive feedback from the community… This project is the best advertisement for our organization—people keep calling us asking how they can get a project like that along their section of the creek.”
— Dave Schmitt, Executive Director, Mill Creek Alliance

East Branch Restoration via Hand Structures

Cuyahoga County Soil and Water District – Cleveland, OH

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~1,000 feet of suburban stream with chronic bank erosion were rehabilitated via hand-placed log structures that restore fluvial processes and reduce sediment loads from bank erosion while preserving the existing tree canopy.


Woodlawn Outfall stabilization

Mill Creek Alliance - Cicinnati, OH

Two stormwater outfalls stabilized with rock, three acres of invasive vegetation removed, and the riparian corridor restored using native vegetation.

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YMCA BANKFULL Wetland

Boone County Conservation District - Burlington, KY

~7-acre-ft floodplain wetland provides hydrologic restoration to Gunpowder Creek while also improving habitat conditions, water quality benefits, and serving as an educational feature for YMCA programming.

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Marival-Broadview Stream Restoration

City of Mason - Mason, OH

~2,500 feet of stream restoration throughout a neighborhood delivers water quality, habitat, and improved aesthetics to a degraded system.

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Rapid Run park bioswale

Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH

Bioswale design includes several step-pools to slow, detain, and cleanse stormwater runoff from a local park and an adjacent roadway.

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Curry's fork stream restoration

Oldham County Fiscal Court - Oldham County, KY

Restoration project involves targeted bank stabilization, removal of invasive species and tires from the channel, and native riparian plantings.

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SPUI Bioretention STREAM-WETLAND COMPLEX

Boone County Conservation District – Burlington, KY

Stormwater BMP restores stream/wetland habitat and meets water quality, channel protection, and flood control criteria to intercept and treat stormwater runoff from a major interchange at the headwaters of Woolper Creek.