Construction for the Hawkins Cove Ravine Restoration Project in Annapolis, commenced in early January 2018. The crew began by clearing brush and trees from the area the ravine travels through, and laid down pallets in order to prevent equipment from sinking into the mud. During this process, decisions were made regarding which trees to preserve or take down. The trees situated closest to the construction area are protected with wooden boards tied around the trunks.
During the second week of work, the creation of riffles, rocky patches in the ravine that work to slow down water, prevent sediment flow, and create pools of water, was underway.