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Construction of the Wolf Creek Stream and Floodplain Restoration project at the Oregon Recreation Complex is nearing completion.  All of the excavation work has been completed and the project areas have been seeded.  Landscape planting is nearing completion with over 240 larger trees and shrubs planted in the last couple of weeks.  Another 1,300 smaller bare root trees and shrubs are planned with planting continuing this week.  All tree and shrub species are native to Ohio and include white oak, burr oak, northern red oak, American basswood, common ninebark, and gray dogwood.  Bare root species include shagbark hickory, sugar maple, downy serviceberry, and Eastern redbud.  The stream bank and floodplain areas were seeded with native upland and wetland/floodplain seed mixes.  A total of 1,235 emergent wetland plugs will also be added to the floodplain and wetland areas.

In total the project is expected to provide the following improvements:

  • Create over four (4) acres of new floodplain habitat
  • Create over 10 acres of upland habitat adjacent to Wolf Creek
  • Create 2.1 acres of new wetland habitat
  • Capture runoff from 43 acres of mixed land use areas and routing to constructed wetland

Construction Continues on the Wolf Creek Stream & Floodplain Restoration Project

Gray Dogwood and White Oak Plantings along Wolf Creek

A new boardwalk was also constructed as part of this project.  This boardwalk will provide pedestrians with access to the parking lots on the western side of the recreation complex.

Construction Continues on the Wolf Creek Stream & Floodplain Restoration Project

Oxbow floodplain and new boardwalk connection on Western side of the project site along Wolf Creek

Construction Continues on the Wolf Creek Stream & Floodplain Restoration Project

Streambank Stabilization along Wolf Creek as part of the Wolf Creek Stream Restoration Project

Construction Continues on the Wolf Creek Stream & Floodplain Restoration Project

Constructed floodplains adjacent to Wolf Creek

Construction Continues on the Wolf Creek Stream & Floodplain Restoration Project

Constructed wetland adjacent to Wolf Creek

Construction Continues on the Wolf Creek Stream & Floodplain Restoration Project

Constructed floodplains on the East side of the Project Area

Work is expected to continue through Spring 2024.  As part of the project a new bike path was created through the Municipal complex around the Wolf Creek project area.   This new bike path reroute is expected to be paved in May.

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If you have any questions about this project or any other stream and wetland restoration projects in the City of Oregon, please contact the Department of Public Service at 419-698-7047.