USDA Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)

Milestone timeline

Notice to Award Bid
Completed: May 6, 2021
March 2021
Construction Commences
Completed: Jul 12, 2021
July 2021
Substantial Completion
March 2022
Final Project Closeout
April 2022

In September 2018, the Town of Leland experienced Hurricane Florence, which resulted in significant impacts throughout Southeastern North Carolina. As a result of this storm, there were many instances of downed trees, limbs, flooding, and miscellaneous debris that affected the streams and estuaries within Town limits. Waterflow and drainage with several of these streams were significant enough to fall under the guidelines of the USDA Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) and be deemed eligible for emergency assistance for cleanup, debris removal, and stabilization.The majority of the work associated with this project will be related to debris removal, however there is a small portion that requires streambank stabilization.


Area Maps
Jackeys Creek
Area Maps
Fairview Road Unnamed
Area Maps
Village Rd Unnamed
Area Maps
Sturgeon Creek
Sturgeon Creek Cleanup
Sturgeon Creek Cleanup

Project Updates

Engineered Stabilization Plans
Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Engineers are continuing to work towards completion of design plans for the streambank stabilization of Jackeys Creek, near HWY 17.  100% plans are expected in January and then the Town will work towards scheduling construction.

Stream restoration continues
Monday, August 23, 2021

Crews have completed cleanup in three areas, Sturgeon Creek, Village Rd Unnamed Tributary, and Fairview Rd Unnamed Tributary.  The bulk of debris removal has been completed in Jackeys Creek, however there is still cleanup and streambank stabilization to be completed.

Construction has begun
Monday, July 12, 2021

Stream cleanup has begun on the project.  Crews are actively in streams, removing and securing debris, in order to regain proper water flow.

Contract documents finalized and signed
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Contract documents have been finalized and signed by both the Town and Grillot Construction, LLC, the Design-Build firm selected for the project.  The Town is currently working with Grillot to finalize a project schedule and begin work.

Town Council Award of Contract
Thursday, March 18, 2021

Town Council approved the contract award to Grillot Construction, LLC.  Contract documents are being finalized.