Restoration Projects

Several restoration projects have occurred on both Codornices Creek and Village Creek.

Codornices Creek

  • 1994: Installation of a 430-foot-long stream daylighting project between 8th and 9th Streets

  • 1997: Creation of a wider channel, a meander belt, and new riparian vegetation between 5th and 6th Streets

  • 2004 & 2006: Replaced the straight channel between 3rd and 6th Streets with a meandering creek channel, including pools, riffles, and vegetation.

  • 2023 to 2024: Developed a bicycle and pedestrian path from 8th to 10th Streets and vegetation improvements (construction and restoration in progress). 

For more detailed information, visit the City of Albany website and search this website for related documents.

Village Creek

  • 1999: Restoration and daylighting of Village Creek between Jackson Street and 6th Street, associated with construction of Step 1 of the Univeristy Village student housing project.
  • 2007: Restoration and daylighting of approximately 750 linear feet of Village Creek that used to run through a culvert.  Habitat restoration and flood protection were achieved by removing the concrete culvert and excavating a new channel of floodplain.  Restoration was associated with construction of Step 2 of the university Village student housing project.