Williford Spring Restoration

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Williford Spring Restoration

Williford Spring Restoration

Client: William O. Cleckley, Director, Division of Land Management
Location: Bay County, FL
Size: 6.25-acre
Service: Parks & Recreation

Highlights:
Contact Staff: Mark T. Llewellyn Sr., P.E.
 

Genesis initially provided planning and design services for this 6.25-acre spring restoration project on the Econfina Creek in Northwest Florida.  Over many years of uncontrolled public use of this freshwater spring,the surrounding site and spring banks were severely eroded and runoff had deposited tons of sediment into the spring pool.The Northwest Florida Water Management District, owner and steward of the Econfina Springs Complex, obtained funding to restore Williford Spring to its natural condition and add amenities that would allow the public to continue to enjoy the spring while minimizing negative impacts. The foremost concern was protection of water quality in the Spring. The site design for the restoration and protection of Williford Spring provided a systematic approach to controlling user impacts by linking facilities through low impact forms of connectivity. This approach includes the restoration of degraded natural areas and assures the highest level of water quality protection, which is the foremost concern.

Genesis prepared a site plan that will control public access and prevent erosion of the spring banks and surrounding site. Detailed design includes boardwalk, viewing decks, restrooms, picnic shelters, parking, and trails.

Genesis is providing construction phase services for the project which will re-open to the public in 2016.

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Williford Spring Restoration


Bay County, FL

Client:

William O. Cleckley, Director, Division of Land Management

Location:

Bay County, FL

Size:

6.25-acre

Service

Parks & Recreation

Highlights:

Engineering
Landscape Architecture
Parks and Recreation Planning
Planning
Spring Restoration

Williford Spring Restoration

Genesis initially provided planning and design services for this 6.25-acre spring restoration project on the Econfina Creek in Northwest Florida.  Over many years of uncontrolled public use of this freshwater spring,the surrounding site and spring banks were severely eroded and runoff had deposited tons of sediment into the spring pool.The Northwest Florida Water Management District, owner and steward of the Econfina Springs Complex, obtained funding to restore Williford Spring to its natural condition and add amenities that would allow the public to continue to enjoy the spring while minimizing negative impacts. The foremost concern was protection of water quality in the Spring. The site design for the restoration and protection of Williford Spring provided a systematic approach to controlling user impacts by linking facilities through low impact forms of connectivity. This approach includes the restoration of degraded natural areas and assures the highest level of water quality protection, which is the foremost concern.

Genesis prepared a site plan that will control public access and prevent erosion of the spring banks and surrounding site. Detailed design includes boardwalk, viewing decks, restrooms, picnic shelters, parking, and trails.

Genesis is providing construction phase services for the project which will re-open to the public in 2016.