Road Side Swales at Flag Pond Park
McKenzie Contracting has been working on a project with the Calvert County Government at one of our local parks. Flag Pond, located 20 minutes south of Prince Frederick, is a public park that has trails and natural resources leading straight to the Chesapeake and is often used by school programs for field trips.
The park is open to the public and offers great hiking, site seeing, beach access, searching for shark's teeth, and even a well-maintained fishing pier.
McKenzie Contracting has been fortunate enough to be able to help the Calvert County Government control erosion issues along certain access roads throughout the park. By cutting in swales and adding filter cloth and stone, run-off from the impervious asphalt is slowed down and filtered before reaching the Bay. Collecting silt from the run-off, the stone acts as a filter as well as slows down the storm water to prevent wash out or erosion from occurring.
The environmental construction aspect of what we do is always rewarding, and being able to help a local public park reduce their runoff pollution is a win-win for both parties!