The Iron Mountain Project is located just upstream of the Iron Mountain Bridge in Tryon Creek State Natural Area. The project has several components that will improve and protect the creek, wetland, stream bank and upland habitats of this reach.
At this site, Tryon Creek had degraded in-stream habitat, an exposed sanitary sewer line ran along the creek. To address these problems, Environmental Services re-meandered the stream away from the sewer, constructed a new stream bank to protect the sewer, added habitat structures (such as large wood) for fish, and improved the wetland riparian zone for flood storage. Restoration was completed in 2008.