Manheim, PA - B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc., an excavating, paving and site management company based in Manheim, PA, recently received two awards from the Associated Builders & Contractors Keystone Chapter organization for the Logan Park – Rife Run Floodplain Restoration Project in Manheim.
B.R. Kreider & Son was awarded the 2016 ABC Keystone Chapter Excellence in Construction Award in the “Miscellaneous/Special Projects” category as well as the 2016 ABC Keystone Chapter Project of the Year Award, partnering with LandStudies, Inc.
B.R. Kreider & Son’s first involvement in the project came in 2012 when LandStudies requested to have test pits excavated for research and future design. The floodplain restoration and construction began in July, 2015 and was completed in October, 2015.
Part of the environmental Restoration Project of the Chiques Creek Watershed and Floodplain, the Logan Park – Rife Run Floodplain project is designed to improve overall water quality as well as reduce non-point source pollution, reduce stream bank erosion, increase habitat and diversity, reduce nutrients/sediment, filter storm flows and other environmental benefits.
B.R. Kreider & Son’s role included clearing 2.5 acres of land, as well as excavation and grading for the floodplain restoration. Part of the restoration included removing trees and brush that lined the banks of Rife Run, a tributary of Chiques Creek. The project also included creating toe wood and log sill structures using logs and tree stumps for streambed protection and stabilization. In addition, relocation of legacy sediment was used to improve community soccer fields in Manheim.
“We were blessed to be part of this project, knowing the benefits it will bring to the community and the environment,” said Brent Kreider, president of B.R. Kreider & Son. “I am extremely proud of our team and their dedication and commitment to this effort. And we were fortunate to have a tremendous partnership with LandStudies, Chiques Creek Watershed Alliance and Manheim Borough. Their leadership and support were invaluable to all involved.”
A view of the Logan Park – Rife Run property before restoration
The finished view of the Logan Park – Rife Run Floodplain Restoration Project in Manheim, PA.
Accepting the ABC Keystone Chapter Project of the Year Award are (l-r): Justin Frey, Brent Kreider, and Randy Gibble from B.R. Kreider & Son, and Jimmy Kreider and Mark Gutshall from LandStudies, Inc.