January 10, 2017
As the Watershed Protection Department (WPD) Shoal Creek Restoration Project wraps up, we've partnered with WPD and PARD Urban Forestry to reforest the area where the new 24th Street bikeway was constructed. This area, known as Caswell Shoals, soon opens to the public as commuters and pedestrians will now be moved onto a trail under the 24th Street bridge, avoiding traffic at 24th & Lamar.
The new trees will not only beautify the area, but they will serve the important purpose of providing shade to trail users. Beyond that, the trees will help stabilize the soil near Shoal Creek, slow floodwaters, and improve water quality of runoff draining into the creek.