Naylor’s Run Wetland Creation

Description

In 2001 a 2 1/2 –acre field at the confluence of Naylor’s Run and Cobbs Creek was converted to a wetland and the adjacent Naylor’s Run streambank was repaired. This included excavating and removing 7700 cubic yards of earth to create a series of basins, planting 270 trees, 160 shrubs and 3000 herbs, and sowed 270 lbs. of native herbaceous plant seed, and constructing a swale to route stormwater from streets into the wetland. Logs were placed for turtle basking sites, and rocks were placed to stabilize approximately 70 feet of adjacent stream bank. A guide rail and a gate were installed to prevent illegal vehicle access.

Location

County: Philadelphia
Watershed: Darby-Cobbs Creek

Partners

William Penn Foundation
PA Department of Environmental Protection
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Cost

$404,000 (All Construction)

Contact

Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
215.683.3600

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