Stream Restoration and Banking
Evergreen was formed in 2006 by partners each with more than 20
years of experience working for the top environmental
engineering firms in the region. The following projects were
conducted by principals of Evergreen prior to joining Evergreen.
The Second Creek Wetland Mitigation Bank, Yadkin River Basin,
North Carolina. Led the permitting, design, construction
and planting of a 5000-foot stream restoration and 49 acre
wetland mitigation bank located within the Yadkin River Basin,
Piedmont Physiographic Region. Responsibilities included
acquiring federal and state permits, banking instrument
preparation and approval by the MBRT, and site concept designs.
The MBRT consultations and resultant instrument addressed the
bank service area, mitigation credits by quantity and type,
monitoring, management, reporting and retirement or final site
disposition. Responsible for restoration success and
acceptability by resource agencies, and on-site stream
Melwood Springs Stream Restoration, Prince George’s County,
MD. Remediation of a small stream stressed by the unmanaged
release of storm water from an existing residential
subdivision. The combination of increased discharge and steep
channel gradient have contributed to headward downcutting of the
channel bed, bank erosion, and downstream sedimentation.
Utilized Rosgen stream classification methods to identify
potential restoration methods for the distressed stream reach.
The final design combined engineered stream meanders and
bioengineered bank stabilization techniques to mitigate the
erosive energy of the stream. At completion, this project will
provide Prince George’s County with a showcase for various
restoration methods while fulfilling the mitigation requirements
of the developer.
Engineering Study of the Swan Creek Watershed, Harford
County, MD. Participating in the selection of water quality
and stream restoration sites. Identifying potential wetland
impacts, assessing concept designs, and coordination with state
and federal agencies regarding ability to permit proposed sites.
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the Wyckoff’s 2 Wetland Mitigation Bank, New Jersey.
Managed the restoration of a straight, deep agricultural
drainage ditch and the creation of forested wetlands. Utilized
Rosgen method to design an E4 stream for the site. Managed the
completion of a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment survey and
sediment analyses to assess site contamination; boundary and
topographic surveys; vegetation surveys; hydrologic and
hydraulic modeling; geotechnical borings, tests and studies;
permit applications; wetland and stream design/build plans; and
construction cost estimates.
Wetland and Stream Restoration, Maryland State Highway
Administration, Bureau of Landscape Architecture. Served as
Project Manager under several open-end task order agreements
related to all aspects of wetlands and stream restoration
design. Duties included identifying potential mitigation sites,
ranking sites, and contacting and interacting with property
owners to determine their interest in selling/leasing suitable
sites to the State. Developed final design plans,
specifications, and cost estimates, prepared permit
applications, and conducted post-construction monitoring.
Warren Street Extension and Relocation/Reconstruction of US
222 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Pennsylvania
Department of Transportation, District 5-0, Berks County, PA.
Conducted a wetlands study to support environmental
documentation for the extension of the Warren Street Bypass and
the relocation and reconstruction of S.R. 0222. Presently
coordinating with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources regarding the
selection of candidate sites to provide approximately 20 acres
of forested, scrub-shrub and emergent wetlands creation and
enhancement for sites to composite for 6,000 lf of stream
Washington Post Facility Wetland Mitigation. Completed a
wetlands delineation and obtained authorization to relocate a
small on-site stream. Established design criteria and developed
conceptual alternatives using Rosgen Classification System and
bioengineering techniques for the new stream channel design.
Developed and incorporated wetland vegetation planting plan into
the project plans. Provided construction and inspection
monitoring during the channel construction phase of the project
and during the planting phase. Obtained required permits.