Marsh Creek Stream Assessment

Adams County, PA

Marsh Creek provides drinking water to the town of Gettysburg, PA, and its surrounding communities. Envirens, with it’s affiliate Ecosystems Recovery Institute, catalyzed a watershed partnership with the Adams County Conservation District to conduct a stream stability assessment throughout the watershed, develop an inventory of restoration sites and prioritize restoration implementation in a multi-year growing greener program. Through a series of workshops we trained and coached citizen stream teams in conducting the assessment of existing stream conditions. A series of projects were then implemented to demonstrate the menu of techniques available for stream restoration. This project was a facilitation of community stewardship and includes the following elements:

  • Partnership Facilitation
  • Educational Workshops
  • Stream Channel Classification using the Rosgen Classification Methodology
  • Stream Assessment using Fluvial Geomorphic Principles and Rosgen Methodologies