Before this project, unfiltered storm water runoff flowed directly into McAlpine Creek. Now, the runoff has been diverted into 20-acres of floodplain that have been specially enhanced. Natural materials were added to the floodplain soil to allow it to soak up more water. Wetlands were created to slow the flow of runoff into the creek and create habitat for wildlife.
Nest boxes were added to attract birds and signs were put up along the greenway to educate people about floodplain and environmental initiatives.