Friday, April 05, 2013
City Teams Up with Boone Watershed Partnership
Johnson City commissioners approved sharing costs with the Boone Watershed Partnership for phase one of the Sinking Creek Wetlands Center which will include 600 feet of wetlands in about 2.5 acres of the property. This will help the sinking creek restoration project that is trying to pull out all old septic systems from the stream banks and connect all to city sewer system. The hope is to eventually expand the wetlands to 28 acres and be used as an educational component. The commission originally planned to add a parking lot and boardwalk to the plan, but decided to wait on that portion to give time to further study concerns such as safety issues and maintenance costs.