In recent years, a greater number of municipalities across the nation are restoring channelized, altered, and polluted urban waterways in the interests of improving water quality, providing additional recreational opportunities, and creating valuable green spaces within communities.
This particular project segment is a continuation of the Cross Charlotte Trail, which is part of a larger network of greenways that spans 15 counties and two states. This project includes approximately 3.5 miles of new greenway and approximately 1 mile of stream restoration or bank stabilization. Combined with other regional restoration efforts, the Little Sugar Creek will provide a recreational corridor that connects to nearby parks and historic areas, plentiful educational opportunities, and habitat for local wildlife. Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, Mecklenburg County Storm Water Services, and Mecklenburg County Asset and Facility management are partnering in this initiative to extend the Little Sugar Creek greenway to the SC state line and to restore the ecological functions of Little Sugar Creek.