In 2008, a hurricane caused severe damage to an old road that had become a path. Shopping carts blocked the pipes under the path, through which the stream ran. The Churchill Community Foundation was approached by the Churchill Village East Board of Directors and asked to help with a restoration project. After careful consideration, it was agreed that this project, including removing the old road, returning the stream to a natural look, and building a bridge to allow community access across to the swimming pool and schools, was important to the community. The removal of additional sediment coming into Lake Churchill was also an important factor in the approval of this project. In 2010, the project was started and completed, even though the project was interrupted twice by severe storm events. These storm events helped shape and strengthen the stream valley project and both the stream and bridge will serve the community for many years to come.