Stream of Conscience


Protecting the golf course from an encroaching stream presented a Pennsylvania club with an opportunity to make a significant environmental splash. Paul Stead, CGCS, faced an intruding stream that hindered play and threatened course infrastructure when he began overseeing Kennett Square (Pa.) Golf and Country Club in 2005. Twelve years later, the transformed stream (top) is not only no longer a risk, but is an asset within the Red Clay Creek watershed. In recognition of KSGCCs stream restoration initiative, the Red Clay Valley Watershed Association honored the club with its 2014 Outstanding Conservationist award.

By: Paul Stead, CGCS & Todd Moses, Skelly and Loy, Inc., Geomorphologist/Senior Restoration Specialist


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