Stream restoration is a new concept. When neglected streams are restored, their beds and banks must be repaired. Primary goals are cleaner water and an opportunity to connect people with nature. Keep in mind it takes time to reverse damage and restore a stream’s natural function and beauty. Stream Restoration Funding Partners North Carolina Clean Water Management Trust Fund North Carolina Department of Water Resources makeconservationhappen understanding stream restoration www.littlesugarcreekgreenway.com Nature is returning to Little Sugar Creek. You can be part of the process. Watch the transformation unfold. For decades, parts of Little Sugar Creek were hidden under a concrete cap. Now, pavement and parking lots that covered the stream have been removed. The banks have been carefully reshaped. Newly planted trees, native grasses, and wildflowers will replicate what Mother Nature intended. The natural buffer holds the soil in place and improves water quality in the stream. And plants provide a natural habitat for turtles, dragonflies, and many types of birds.