Stony Brook Creek Shoreline Habitat Restoration and Stabilization
Client: Town of Brookhaven
Other Environmental Projects:
Wading River Duck Ponds Stormwater Retention Plan and Design
Stony Brook Creek has suffered from environmental degradation and severe erosion from both natural processes and the discharge of stormwater runoff. To mitigate the existing conditions, the Town of Brookhaven is planning to install storm drain filters and sediment traps within existing storm drains. To abate any further natural erosion, the Town also plans to utilize nonstructural alternatives, including planting American Beach Grass above the high tide line, to enhance ecological activity. The Town of Brookhaven contracted CA to prepare all documentation necessary to execute a contract between the Town and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) in order to accomplish their project goals. CA assisted the Town with securing proper permitting, completing bid documents, and completing the documentation required to secure and maintain state funding. This project was funded by a grant received under the Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and is categorized under the federal Long Island Sound Restoration Act (LISRA). It involves non-point source abatement and control and the aquatic habitat restoration consistent with the Long Island Sound Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan.