In September 2014, Trevor initiated and project managed the restoration of approximately 150m of Marmong Creek, transforming this reach of the waterway from an eroded and weed infested mess to a stable series of pools and riffles improving water quality and providing habitat for aquatic fauna. The project included the creation of bed control structures at Marmong Creek, Woodrising. The project included the installation of five bed controls, stabilisation on both sides of a 150m stretch along the steam and the introduction of 2000 new plants. Construction was completed by Soil Conservation Service.
These first two images show the condition of the creek before work began:
The construction and planting took place in September and October, dramatically changing the look of the area.
The ultimate test for the project came in April 2015 when the Lake Macquarie area was hit by huge storms. The following photos show how well the bed control and stabilisation work held up to the intense weather.