At the request of Queen Anne’s County DPW, U&A designed and constructed an RSC in the Kirwin’s Landing development. This stream restoration extends 220’ linear feet in a series of riffles and pools and resulted in .23 acres of wetland creation. This was the first Regenerative Design project constructed in Queen Anne’s County. It was implemented in part to reduce the flow of nutrients into the Chesapeake Bay.
Although this project is in a more rural area than Mill Creek, it has some important similarities with the Mill Creek project. The main design goal for this project was to manage runoff from the adjacent farm fields and neighborhood in order to reduce sediment loads into Prospect Bay. Like the Mill Creek project, this project had the goal of reducing nutrient loading to the receiving waters. Another important similarity between these two projects is the proximity of the work to residential properties. This project required us to work very closely with two homeowners on whose property the work was done. Our design provided them with both the practical and aesthetic benefits they needed from the project while also providing Queen Anne’s County with the required water quality improvements.