The Peak Creek Restoration Plan
Friends of Peak Creek, the Town of Pulaski, and Friends of Claytor Lake demonstrated a willingness to invest in the health of Peak Creek for the community by working collectively to develop the Pulaski Peak Creek Restoration Plan (PCRP), a prioritized list of restoration needs. The PCRP became a common agenda amongst the stakeholders concerned about the health of Peak Creek.
The New River Conservancy served as the backbone support organization stewarding the PCRP and ensuring stakeholder engagement. The goal of the PCRP was to produce a comprehensive restoration plan that quantified and prioritized the holistic restoration needs on Peak Creek. A successful product would help galvanize support from funding sources and agencies who would financially support the restorative implementation projects.
The first step was understanding the scope of restoration needed to restore the health of Peak Creek in a 2.2-mile length of the Creek located in the Town of Pulaski limits. The PCRP was to map land use and erosive creek banks throughout the designated section, identify the known hazards, Doodle Dust, etc. and prioritize potential restoration needs based on many factors, including creek bank instability, land ownership, expense, and potential effectiveness.
The report was completed in December 2020.