Little Campbell Creek - Projects
HABITAT PROTECTION AND RESTORATION
There are opportunities to restore the ecological function and values to aquatic resources along Little Campbell Creek and in other watersheds. One way is to protect or re-establish "riparian vegetation". This is the plant life that grows adjacent to streams, serves many important functions, and is essential to healthy fisheries. Streambank vegetation provides food and cover for a variety of fish and wildlife, reduces erosion, contributes to stream bank stability, moderates the effects of storm water runoff and flooding, and protects property values. Other suggestions include creating side channel alcoves for juvenile fish to escape into during poor water quality conditions and high turbidity and working to reduce sediment loads through slowing water flow and adding wetland vegetation into areas that dump directly into our creeks. Every citizen should become a "Waterway Watcher". The more "eyes" on the creeks, the sooner we can correct small problems before they become major catastrophes. Please consider joining your fellow citizens in saving Little Campbell Creek and the other creeks in Anchorage.
In 2006 with a grant from the Great Land Trust, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Anchorage Waterways Council undertook a habitat restoration and enhancement project along Little Campbell Creek on the North Fork at Meadow Park.
LITTLE CAMPBELL CREEK ALCOVE CONNECTION MADE!
During summer 2007 the alcove was constructed, and a year later on July 24, 2008, the long awaited connection between the fish refuge alcove and Little Campbell Creek was made. The location is Meadow Park at 68th and Meadow (one block east of Brayton). Thanks to all our business partners and volunteers who helped make this a reality.
Post-construction July 2007 July 2008
Media of Event:
On June 20, 2008, a group of AWC staff, volunteers, and cadets from the Alaska Military Youth Academy spent the day cleaning up trash, weeding invasive plants, replacing the old construction fencing with branches, planting trees, and digging out most of the soon-to-be opened channel.
On June 8, 2007, ground was broken at the Eastwood site to build a fish alcove. We are currently stabilizing the banks and preparing to make a connection between the alcove and the creek. On Tuesday July 10th, 2007, KTUU did a little piece on the project at both 5 and 6pm. These videos can be viewed below!