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McIntyre Creek/Hornets Nest Park
Stream Restoration and Water Quality Enhancement

With gentle curves and lush banks, McIntyre Creek now looks serene and natural. 4,700 linear feet of the stream has been restored in Hornet's Nest Park in northwest Charlotte.

Storm Water Services partnered with the North Carolina Wetlands Restoration Program on this project. 

Completed: 2008 


  • Restore the natural stream pattern
  • Stabilize the stream bank
  • Improve aquatic habitat
  • Improve water quality
  • Enhance natural floodplain benefits

Cost:  $850,000 (Approximate)

Source of Funding:
North Carolina Wetlands Restoration Program: $850,000

Channel in McIntyre Creek

May 2008 Mailer

Bank planting and maintenance are on going. 

Brian Sikes
Project Manager
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services