​Long Creek Phase 2 - Treyburn Road Watershed & Stream Improvement

Project is in the design phase.


Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services and Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation are restoring the stream and constructing a greenway trail along Long Creek at Treyburn Road. Because the stream banks are eroding when Long Creek fills with stormwater, most of the trees located at the top of the bank are in decline and thousands of pounds of soil are washed away every year. This soil acts as a pollutant to our waterways and is responsible for destroying aquatic habitat and contaminating drinking water. Fallen trees clog pipes, damage bridges, and exacerbate flooding. The stream restoration will prevent further soil and tree loss by reshaping the banks and planting thousands of trees and shrubs. A grant received from the North Carolina Clean Water Management Trust Fund will partially fund the construction of this project. For more information about the importance of Mecklenburg County’s stream restoration projects, check out these videos.

The City-County project is anticipated to generate 2,810 stream mitigation credits and 8 wetland mitigation credits for the City’s Stream and Wetland Mitigation Bank.

Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation Department is constructing a greenway along Long Creek from I-77 to Primm Rd. You can find further information about the greenway at  Capital Project Updates ( and Active Greenway Projects (


  • Stabilize eroded stream banks
  • Restore the floodplain to its natural state and function
  • Change the stream path to a more natural design
  • Improve habitat for aquatic life
  • Enhance water quality
  • Improve stormwater control measures (SCMs) to reduce pollution 
  • Improve and protect streams and wetlands in the Long Creek Watershed, a water supply watershed, by restoring historically altered streams and wetlands and protecting these natural areas in perpetuity within conservation easements. 

Estimated Cost: $2,500,000*

*includes all costs associated with this project such as planning and design, utility relocation, consultant fees, permits, construction, and landscaping.

The project team will manage the project through several phases. Specific work is conducted during each phase and public involvement is emphasized throughout the process. Learn more about project phases.


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PlanningCOMPLETEDJuly 2021
DesignIN PROGRESSAnticipated November 2022

​Project Team

Brian G. Sikes

Mecklenburg County Project Manager

Erin Shanaberger

City of Charlotte Water Quality Program Administrator


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