Increases in industrial, commercial, and residential development place heavy demands on our streams and rivers. The cumulative effects of these activities result in significant changes to the stream and river corridors as well as the ecosystem. These changes include degradation of water quality, decreased water storage and conveyance capacity, erosion, loss of habitat for fish and wildlife, and decreased recreational and aesthetic values.
Stream and river bank stabilization and restoration measures must be properly installed, monitored, and managed to be successful. Williams Creek Management provides all necessary services to achieve the goals and objectives for stream and river bank stabilization and restoration projects.
The Hendricks County Surveyor's Office contracted with Williams Creek Management to provide a stream naturalization with the establishment of native species through the Nash Trucksess/Wilson Lateral Drainage corridor. The water quality has been improved through the establishment of native species, resulting in the reestablishment of macroinvertebrates and fisheries. Additionally, the native plant material will provide improved aesthetic appearance of the adjacent residential areas.