- You say you want some nice landscaping and curves? We can't do that without breaking the budget, just for people living on two streets. Apply for a grant on your own--of have your properties each assessed $5000 to pay for it.
- More trees were cut than they hoped , because the riprap is bulky and goes straight.
- Big equipment got in there, and the ravine is completely changed--just an open scar that will take a long time to heal.
- And when it does heal, the stream is long gone--underground. Trickling invisibly between the cracks of the rocky rubble.
Mary Norton proposes:
- To prevent too many trees being cut, get a plan in advance of which trees will be cut, then have observers make sure plan is followed during construction.
- For landscaping, volunteers remove stones from the creek bed to later use for creating terraces or holding back upper levels of soil. Also use large limbs from trees that are felled for the same purpose.