Parkerson Mill Creek

Parkerson Mill Creek is a highly degraded urban stream that flows through the campus of Auburn University. The stream system is in poor health with degraded water quality and unstable streambanks.

The AU Sustainability Initiative, IMPACT, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, and AU Facilities are cooperating on an ongoing project to dramatically improve the condition of Parkerson Mill Creek through large scale natural channel design restoration.

In this first stage of the project, IMPACT students work weekly with a graduate student funded through the Alabama Cooperative Extension System State Water Program (ACES) to remove trash from the stream and eradicate invasive, exotic vegetation from along the streambanks.

For a more thorough description of the problems and the project, please see the official Parkerson Mill Creek Restoration project page.

Before

(Photos: Philip Shell)

After