Travelers moving through the Campus Drive construction project are getting a look at a second project: restoration of a stream that flows from East Campus to Sandy Creek near Oregon Street.
The project is part of a larger Duke effort to improve local water stability and quality and strengthen the region's watershed. Part of the project is widening the stream's channel and creating a conservation easement with tree protection area. Workers began creating a buffer area around the stream earlier this month. Once that area is cleared, a variety of trees and shrubs, including oaks and hollies, will be planted to establish the buffer.
For a fuller description of the project, click here.
Photo by Jonathan Alexander, a 2013 NC Central University graduate who is working this summer with the Duke Office of News and Communication