A greenway trail near Crabtree Creek with longer grass along the creek.

Growing a Meadow Near Crabtree Creek

Protecting the environment and reducing water pollution in the floodplain

A blue sign explaining why we're growing a meadow with green trees and plants behind the sign

Have you noticed longer grass along Crabtree Creek near the greenway trail on Glenwood Avenue and Crabtree Valley Avenue?

We are transforming this area into a meadow. To do this correctly, we will be keeping the grass long. Then, we’ll mow and overseed the meadow to maintain it. We'll do this each spring.

Meadow Benefits

Meadows have many benefits, including preserving the floodplain. Here are a few others: 

  • Native grass and wildflowers help protect the local ecosystem and provide good habitat for wildlife.
  • The grassy area and plants soaks up water when it rains and help protect creeks from water pollution.
  • Seeds from these plants are also a good source of food for birds and small mammals during the winter.
  • Meadows also help keep our air clean and are beautiful to look at too.

We started this process in connection with the Floodplain Creative Education Installation

Contact

 

Wayne Miles, PE
Stormwater Division Manager 
919-996-3964

Department:
Engineering Services
Service Categories:
Stormwater

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