Examples of TE projects in this category:
Fletchers Creek Wetland Restoration, Millford, Connecticut. Minor drainage improvements which involved the retrofitting of culverts and tide gates to allow for additional tidal flow to enter the salt marshes within Fletchers Creek to help restore the marshes which had been degraded from the construction of a now abandoned service road and a trolley line.
Kent's Hill Section Highway Runoff Mitigation Project, Reedfield, Maine. This section of State Route 17 experienced road surface runoff that was causing erosion and sedimentation problems that were impacting a wetland and two lakes. The drainage section was very steep and roadside ditches were deep and unsafe. The Department of Transportation was performing emergency repair to the ditches after major storm events. The TE program helped provide funds to construct two ponds, a dry pond, and a wet pond and stabilize the steep slopes along the roadside.
Runoff Mitigation on Searles Prairie, Arkansas. Searles Prairie Natural Area is a native tall grass prairie remnant located in northwest Arkansas in the City of Rogers. The 10-acre virgin prairie, which has never been plowed, is located near Arkansas State Highway 62 and Dixieland Road. With the increased development in the vicinity and the scheduled road improvements this natural prairie area, which was located in a natural low spot, was threatened with the potential of filtering a large increase in surface runoff. The City of Rogers, working with the Arkansas State Highway Department, developed a project that was financed through the TE program. The project involved the building of an upstream storm structure to intercept surface runoff and convey the runoff to up-sized drainage pipes that diverted flow around the native tall grass prairie to protect the highly valued natural prairie.
Cucumber Creek Nature Preserve Expansion, Oklahoma. A TE project was completed in southeastern Oklahoma near State Highway 259 to improve the water quality conditions in Cucumber Creek. To mitigate the impacts of the existing highway runoff, the land between the highway and stream was regraded and stabilized to prevent future erosion and pollution problems in the creek.