Streambank Restoration & Planting

Eroding streambanks are a major source of sediment pollution in the Brodhead watershed. BWA has obtained grants to undertake several projects on the Paradise Creek.

Paradise Headwaters Coldwater Heritage Project
With a grant from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, BWA has done water chemistry, macroinvertebrate (insect) and fish shocking studies on the Paradise Creek at the Township Park and on the three headwaters tributaries: Yankee Run, Tank Creek, and Devil’s Hole Creek. Read the TECHNICAL REPORT.


Paradise Park Streamside Planting Project

With a grant from the Department of Environmental Protection, BWA and partners Paradise Township and Penn State Master Gardeners have planted several areas along the stream bank at the park with native plants and installed fencing and signs. A brochure, “Going Native in Paradise” was published, describing the native plants used and the benefits of streamside plantings. SOME FACTS ABOUT THE PLANTS USED.

streambank restoration and headwaters monitoring project on the Paradise Creek in Paradise Township was completed by the Brodhead Watershed Association in partnership with Paradise Township and the Brodhead Chapter of Trout Unlimited with a $29,810 grant received from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Watershed Restoration and Assistance Program.
The funding permited the stabilization, protection and enhancement of a segment of Paradise Creek that flows through Paradise Township Park. Additionally, the funding permited the continuation of an assessment and monitoring project in the headwater streams of the creek.

The project also continued development of the “Know Your Watershed” public education and information program through explanatory signs along the creek.

Highlights of the work done through this project include streambank restoration, stabilization and instream habitat improvement along a 600-foot section of stream in Paradise Township Park as well as a public access restoration and watershed information display.

Native Plants used in the Paradises Streambank Planting Project