Slocum Creek project shows vision

Published: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 05:28 PM.

As most folks in Havelock know, there is a curvy little stream that cuts through the heart of the city called Slocum Creek.

Two prongs cut underneath U.S. 70, but it is well concealed under draped tree limbs.

Where it comes through the city, the little waterway is narrow enough to easily toss a pebble across.

Some look at the slow-moving, tannin-colored water as just a home for alligators, water moccasins and mosquitoes.

Others look beyond the possibility of getting bit by some critter. There is a wonderful water resource waiting to be utilized.

The city of Havelock is at the very exciting start of a project to make the best use of this rare water access point right in the heart of this municipality.

Planning for the development of the Historic Slocum Creek Recreation Area has been under way now for years and involves collaboration between a multiplicity, and public and private entities.

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