Posted on October 5, 2023 at 3:05 PM by Nancy McCormick
Work is scheduled to begin Monday October 9, 2023, on a Loudoun County stream restoration project in the CountrySide area that requires the closure of the pedestrian path north of Algonkian Parkway between Rutherford Circle and Cedarhurst Drive. A detour will guide pedestrians to and from an alternate route on the south side of Algonkian Parkway.
The stream is a Potomac River tributary that flows between River Bend Middle and Potomac Falls High schools along the north side of Algonkian Parkway through property owned by CountrySide Proprietary.
The project is intended to increase animal habitat, improve local water quality and reduce pollutants and sediments into the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Work to restore 3,125 linear feet of the stream and reintroduce native species will result in the planting of approximately:
Riparian and upland seeding along and above the banks of the stream also will be included.
This work will require the removal of some existing trees in the work area; the county conducted a tree survey to identify trees that will remain as the work proceeds. Most trees removed will be used for the restoration process; woody debris provides animal habitats, among other environmental benefits.
The project supports state and federal requirements to reduce pollutants into the Chesapeake Bay from local streams and is estimated to:
More information about the project is online at loudoun.gov/RiverBendStreamRestoration.
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