Streambank Restoration Project

Perkiomen Creek at Jacob Reiff Park
Posted on 08/30/2023
Native Tree Planting

In 2021-22, the Township partnered with the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy to restore/rebuild the streambank of the East Branch of the Perkiomen Creek where it winds through the Jacob Reiff Farm off of Quarry Road. Over the last 2 years, the Perkiomen Watershed and its volunteers, have planted over 10,000 native trees in the area along with a raingarden to handle the storm water that may overflow the banks of the stream. 

The rains from Hurricane Ian proved to be a real test for the restoration, and the video below is a testament to the success of everyone's efforts. Many, many thanks to the Conservancy for choosing this area as a project for the Grant Funds from the Schuylkill River Restoration Fund.

Stream Bank Restoration Video, October 1-4 2022