Wetland Restoration Project on Melton Lake Greenway

February 22, 2017

The City’s Healthy Waters Program will be conducting an invasive plant removal on Melton Lake Greenway, under the Edgemoor Road bridge, on Sunday, March 5, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. 

This is an effort to restore a wetland along the greenway by removing non-native invasive plants, cleaning up trash and planting native trees, grasses and flowers.

Tina Ball and Caitlin Craighead, the AmeriCorps members serving in Oak Ridge with the Public Works Department’s Stormwater Management Program, have received a grant through the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) to make this project possible.

If you are in the area during the scheduled time frame, please be aware that brush and workers will be taking up part of the greenway as they work on the project.

The Healthy Waters Program is an outreach program within the Stormwater Division of the City of Oak Ridge Public Works Department. The program aims to educate the community on how to enhance the quality of our local waterways, address water quantity issues in our city and enrich natural habitat in our urban area.

If you have questions about this project, please contact our Healthy Waters Program by email at healthywaters@oakridgetn.gov.