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Brookside Country Club Project Details
Thu Mar 19, 2009
Golf requires huge land parcels in the Schuylkill Watershed, where there are 79 courses covering 12,000 acres, with 21 miles of streams running through them. Inspired by fish struggling for survival in Sprogels Run, the supervisor at the Brookside Country Club took on a stream restoration project that challenged traditional land management and introduced club members, students, and other golf course managers to efficient and effective stormwater Best Management Practices.
Date: Apr, 24, 2009
The Delaware Riverkeeper Network worked with golf course staff to remove a dam and slow stormwater by installing log and stone vanes. The vanes reduce stream bank erosion, provide calmer water in storm events, and create deeper, shaded pools for resident suckers ans bass in the heat of summer.