Plymouth Creek Restoration: Dunkirk Lane to 38th Ave. N.


Project Number: 2025 CR-P

Project Status   |  Proposed

A feasibility study is underway including field inventories, desktop analyses, investigation of potential permit requirements, and input from residents and other stakeholders.

Project Funding   |   Not Grant Funded

The estimated cost of the feasibility study is $111,000 and is being completed by the BCWMC in cooperation with the City of Plymouth. The BCWMC has earmarked up to $2,000,000 for a future restoration project in this area which would be paid with Hennepin County property taxes levied on all BCWMC residents.

Project Description

The BCWMC is currently studying the feasibility of a proposed project to restore streambanks along Plymouth Creek from Dunkirk Lane to 38th Avenue North (behind the Plymouth Ice Center) in cooperation with the City of Plymouth. The study will inventory eroding areas and evaluate potential restoration needs and methods along this 7,000 foot section of the creek. Goals of a restoration project include stabilizing streambanks to reduce erosion, improve water quality, and improve in-stream and near stream habitats. A future project may also include removing accumulated sediment in some areas of the creek, reconnecting the floodplain with the creek, incorporating a meander into a once straightened part of the creek to better mimic natural stream morphology, and removing dead, dying, or invasive trees along the creek.

Project Announcements

The BCWMC is scheduled to review the first draft of the feasibility study at it's May 16th meeting. The final feasibility study is likely to be presented at the June 20th BCWMC meeting where commissioners are expected to approve moving forward with a particular option. Before the project is officially ordered, a public hearing will be held at the September 19th BCWMC meeting. Contact laura.jester@keystonewaters.com for more information.

 Detailed project map

More Information

Displays from Public Open House (March 2024)

Feasibility Study Scope of Work (Oct 2023)