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Lower Lower Stoney - Storm Water Management

In September 2018, Baltimore County contracted EQR to restore 660 linear feet of stream channel in the heart of Baltimore City and on the John Hopkins University Campus. The stream, as well as the adjacent trails, were suffering erosion due to the high volume of urban runoff. BioHabitats designed the project for the city, and EQR’s mission was to implement their design in order to restore the stream channel, stabilize failing slopes, increase infiltration, and reduce erosion. The community was very supportive of this project - this section of stream is part of a network of trails and parks in an area that residents highly value. 

A significant aspect of this project was a soil lift EQR constructed to help eliminate the erosion of a steep bank and an adjacent walking trail. The soil lift was built in combination with an imbricated boulder wall located at stream level. All together, the soil lift/imbricated wall combination has to be one of the largest installations of this type ever built. 

The stream itself is a highly visited area for the community residents and JHU students. EQR was happy to participate in such a dramatic revitalization in the heart of the city. 

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