Posted: Friday, February 22nd 2013 at 5:30pm
Two Forsyth projects, GIS Dept. recognized
CUMMING - The Georgia Urban Forest Council (GUFC) presented two awards at this week's meeting of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners and the county's GIS Department was recognized in a separate presentation.
The first GUFC award was the New Initiative award for 2012, presented to the Forsyth County Engineering Department for the Midway Park Stream Restoration Project. The stream restoration project is located inside Midway Park and was completed in May. It was designed to reduce stream bed and stream bank erosion and sedimentation; improve channel stability, water quality, habitat and overall function of the stream; and restore, enhance and protect riparian wildlife corridors.
The second award was the Streetscape Revitalization award for 2012, presented to Technology Park for its plantings along McGinnis Ferry Road. Over 400 trees and shrubs were planted along the seven-mile roadway. The plantings help with erosion, storm water runoff, heat island effects and aesthetics.
The Forsyth County Geographic Information Services (GIS) Department was recognized at the meeting, as well.
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