In cooperation with the City of Easton, Lafayette College, and the Northampton County Conservation District, BSC obtained Growing Greener grants to conduct an engineering study and construct a detention wetland at Sullivan Park in the College Hill area of Easton. The area below the park has suffered severe stormwater damage in recent years. Because portions of the park were perennially saturated from springs and were not usable for recreation, it was a good location for a detention wetland to alleviate the flooding problem while creating valuable wildlife habitat and maintaining some existing recreational uses. Signage, fencing, and new park equipment were included in the project. This project won the statewide 2014 Green Parks Award from DCNR. Watch an episode of Greenlife Pennsylvania produced by WVIA Public Media that describes the project.
Preliminary engineering studies were performed by civil engineering students at Lafayette College. For a detailed timeline and photographs for the project, head on over to Lafayette College Professor David Brandes’ website