COAL CREEK BANK STABILIZATION PROJECT
Saturday, September 22, 29, and October 6, 2001

President Bush told us that we can honor those who perished in the September 11th terrorist attacks by getting back to our normal lives.  On three consecutive Saturdays, over 100 volunteers took his advice.  We completed 540 linear feet of a rock-filled gabion wall that will stabilize the toe of a steep bank adjacent to three homes in Briceville.   Here are the steps in the process:  (Click on image to enlarge.)

Bank1.JPG (175709 bytes)STEP 1.  
Gabion wire baskets are assembled.

Bank2.JPG (171111 bytes)STEP 2.
A backhoe excavates a flat area at the toe of the steep bank.

Bank3.JPG (148779 bytes)STEP 3.
Filter fabric is installed on the flat area and the gabion baskets are wired to the adjacent baskets.

Bank4.JPG (157511 bytes)STEP 4.
Rockfill (4" to 9" size) is dumped adjacent to the gabion baskets.

Bank5.JPG (157428 bytes) STEP 5.
Volunteers fill buckets with rock to fill baskets.  Where access permits, the backhoe fills the baskets directly from the top of the slope.

Bank6.JPG (144580 bytes)STEP 6.
After the baskets are filled with rockfill, the top is wired to complete the installation.

 

Bank7.JPG (153945 bytes) Concurrent phases of work in progress. Bank8.JPG (155630 bytes)Rainfall on October 6 raised the level of Coal Creek which meant that we had to get our feet wet.  Nevertheless, we finished the gabion wall on schedule and within budget.
Bank9.JPG (152712 bytes)The last step in the process was to place a large, flat boulder at the downstream end of the wall to reduce the potential for scour at this location. Bank10.JPG (81953 bytes)Project Impact Coordinator Mark "Hollywood" Whaley and CCWF board member Rev. Roy Daugherty with big smiles after the project was finished.
Bank11.JPG (200637 bytes)County Executive Rex Lynch (right front) helping to fill baskets with rockfill. Bank12.JPG (106520 bytes)Meals were provided during each workday by the local church ladies.

Completed project

Special thanks to the church ladies who fed us and to County Executive Rex Lynch for working in the bucket brigade.

We need volunteers on Saturday, October 27 to install erosion control mats to enable the slopes above the gabion wall to be revegetated.  We will meet at Briceville School at 8:00 a.m. to sign everyone in and begin work.  We hope to see you there!

Work on Saturday, October 27 to revegetate the stream banks and improve the health of the Coal Creek will be part of Coal Creek Health Days where volunteer doctors, dentists, and medical personnel will provide free exams to residents as described at www.coalcreekaml.com/MakeDifference.htm.

Coal Creek Bank Stabilization Workday
September 22, 2001 (Continue for September 29 list)

VOLUNTEERS

Arwood, Scott

Bailey, Zenith

Bates, William

Bolden, Joe

Bolinger, Tammy

Bostic, Dale

Bowlin, Ralph

Brown, Margie

Brown, Steve

Budrow, Chris

Buffington, Buzz

Burris, Brittany

Cecil, Roger

Craig, Tonya

Daugherty, Della

Daugherty, Rev. Roy

Dedley, Jonathan

Garcia, Anne

Garland, T.J.

Geiger, Richard

Golie, Gary

Hardin, Durwood

Hatmaker, Gary

Hatmaker, Kathy

Hatmaker, Randall

Hayes, Jim

Hayes, Winfrey

Hill, James

Hill, Joan

Holland, Reggie

Holt, Jeff

Holt, Lecie

Hooks, Bonnie

Hooks, Roger

Jenkins, James

Leinart, James

Leinart, Nora

Lickliter, Charlotte

Lickliter, David

Lickliter, Mike

Lynch, Rex

Martin, Angela

McLucas, Kylene

Miles, Buddy

Miles, Doris

Mink, Allan

Moore, Carol

Phillips, Rosemary

Pressley, Wally

Purnell, Bruce

Rhea, Mary

Sharp, Daniel

Sharp, Jonathan

Smith, Timothy

Thacker, Barry

Thomas, Johnny

Thurman, John

Tindell, Julie

Tinker, Brenda

Watts, Bobby

Whaley, Mark

White, Bill

Wilson, Ann

Wise, David

Coal Creek Bank Stabilization Workday
September 29, 2001

VOLUNTEERS

Ailey, Stephanie

Bailey, Zenith

Birchfield, Jason

Bolden, Joe

Bolinger, Tammy

Bostic, Dale

Bostic, Lynn

Bowlin, Ralph

Brown, Margie

Brown, Steve

Buffington, Buzz

Burris, Brittany

Daugherty, Della

Daugherty, Roy

Geiger, Richard

Goley, Gary

Halsey, Mitch

Hardin, Durward

Harness, Andy

Hatmaker, Jr., Gary

Hatmaker, Kathy

Hatmaker, Sr. Gary

Hayes, Jim

Hayes, Winfrey

Hill, James

Hooks, Bonnie

Hooks, Roger

Jenkins, Bob

Jenkins, James

Jenkins, Mary

Leinart, James

Leinart, Nora

Lickliter, David

Lickliter, Michael

Lynch, Rex

McLucas, Kylene

Moore, Carol

Phillips, Rosemary

Purnell, Bruce

Rhea, Mary

Seiber, Gail

Sharp, Daniel

Sharp, Jonathan

Smith, Timothy

Thacker, Barry

Thomas, Johnny

Tinker, Brenda

Vowell, Lois

Watson, Tom

Willis, Otto

Wise, David

Wright, William

Coal Creek Bank Stabilization
Workday - October 6, 2001
VOLUNTEERS

Ailey, Elaine

Bailey, Owen

Bailey, Zenith

Bates, William

Bolden, Joe

Bolinger, Tammy

Bostic, Brian

Bostic, Dale

Bostic, Lynn

Bowlin, Ralph

Brown, Margie

Brown, Wilfred

Daugherty, Della

Daugherty, Roy

Hatmaker, Gary, Jr.

Hatmaker, Gary, Sr.

Hatmaker, Kathy

Hayes, Jim

Hayes, Winfrey

Hill, James

Hooks, Bonnie

Hooks, Roger

Jenkins, James

Leinart, James

Lickliter, David

Lickliter, Michael

McLucas, Kylene

Mink, Allan

Moore, Carol

Painter, Tom

Phillips, Rosemary

Purcel, Brian

Raymond, Ronald

Rhea, Mary

Russell, Mark

Sharp, Daniel

Sharp, Jonathan

Sharp, Richard

Smith, Timothy

Thacker, Barry

Thomas, John

Tinker, Brenda

Whaley, Mark

White, Bill

Wise, David

Wright, William

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