EnviroScience Restores Native Vegetation to Duck Creek

October 10, 2023

The end of the season has us reflecting on the ever-changing landscape of the Great Lakes Basin. Our stream and wetland restoration of Duck Creek in Toledo, Ohio, is a prime example of seasonal transformation and how introducing native vegetation to a landscape can revitalize habitats and improve watershed function.

EnviroScience Ecological Restoration of Native Vegetation to Duck Creek Before and AfterWorking with volunteers from H2Ohio project partners Cleveland Cliffs, RiverReach Construction, and Geo. Gradel Co., in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, EnviroScience biologists reestablished native species, such as the American white waterlily (Nymphaea odorata) and spatterdock (Nuphar advena), into the wetland complexes of Duck Creek.

Native vegetation provides food and shelter for amphibians, insects, and migratory birds and stabilizes the landscape. Erosion mitigation and water filtration are among the many morphological benefits of native plant installation.

EnviroScience Ecological Restoration Team at H2Ohio Duck Creek Restoration Site

EnviroScience Ecological Restoration Team at H2Ohio Duck Creek Restoration Site

EnviroScience is a leader when it comes to designing, engineering, and constructing native habitats, drawing on decades of ecological expertise. We utilize a broad range of plantings, including live stakes, seedlings, seed mixes, and larger trees, to craft healthy and vibrant ecosystems. The transformation of Duck Creek from a muddy spring to a lush, green, and biologically diverse summer illustrates the success of our restoration approach.

For more information on our Ecological Restoration services, visit https://www.enviroscienceinc.com/services/ecological-restoration/.

Few environmental firms in the country retain EnviroScience’s degree of scientific know-how, talent, and capability under one roof. The diverse backgrounds of our biologists, environmental engineers, scientists, and divers enable us to provide comprehensive in-house services and an integrated approach to solving environmental challenges—saving clients time, reducing costs, and ensuring high-quality results.

Our client guarantee is to provide “Excellence in Any Environment,” meaning no matter what we do, we will deliver on our Core Values of respect, client advocacy, quality work, accountability, teamwork, and safety. EnviroScience was created with the concept that we could solve complex problems by empowering great people. This concept still holds true today as our scientists explore the latest environmental legislation and regulations and incorporate the most up-to-date technology to gather and report data.

EnviroScience expertise includes but is not limited to aquatic surveys (including macroinvertebrate surveys and biological assessments); ecological restoration; ecological services (including impact assessments, invasive species control, and water quality monitoring);  emergency response; engineering and compliance services; endangered mussel surveys; laboratory and analysis; stormwater management; threatened and endangered species; and wetlands and streams (including delineation and mitigation). Further, EnviroScience is one of the few biological firms in the country that is a general member of the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI) and offers full-service commercial diving services.