Santa Rosa Creek is a priority coastal watershed, home to endangered species of fish and wildlife. Erosion along the streambanks threatens to reduce habitat quality and function. The purpose of this project is to re-align a section of Santa Rosa Creek to maintain important bank structure below Santa Rosa Creek Road. The re-alignment will allow for soil benches to be built beneath the current road location. These benches will be kept in place during high flows through the installation of eleven (11) in-stream structures of specific design detailed in the engineered plans. These structures must be built and located with precision and accuracy. In addition, the riparian corridor will be replanted to provide necessary habitat complexity, stabilize the streambank, and provide food and cover for sensitive species.
Request for Proposal-Gerhardt Project.pdf