The City of Durham has several stream restorations, stormwater quality projects, and impaired streams within the City limits. It is the City’s responsibility to ensure continued protection and maintenance of the conservation easements and other adjacent areas associated with these projects. The City has identified that control of invasive and/or nuisance vegetation within these area areas is needed in order to preserve the riparian resources and to ensure that the water quality aspects of the stream restoration function properly. Proliferation of these plants can degrade the quality of the wetland and riparian resources in the stream buffer areas, alter their natural condition, and interfere with the ecological functions of the stream. Vegetation planting may also be required to help restore these areas. The contract will address this need through vegetation management within conservation easements and other stream repair or restoration projects.
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