Stream restoration efforts are underway at the creek in Womble Park. The natural area between the playground and creek is fenced off while newly planted vegetation is established along the waterway. In addition to preventing erosion, stream restoration efforts also are expected to improve aquatic habitat. The Town partnered with NC State Extension on the project earlier this year.
The stream restoration work follows the planting of 35 trees at the park after the removal of diseased and decaying trees last year. The new, native trees include multiple oak species, forest pansy redbuds, flowering dogwoods, and fringe trees. Several larger caliper trees were part of the planting.