Big Spring Creek Watershed Restoration Project
In December of 2010, Loudoun County was notified that it would receive an $80,000 grant for watershed restoration in the Big Spring Branch watershed, north of downtown Leesburg.
Loudoun County was one of nearly three dozen local governments and organizations to receive funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through the Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants program, which is administered through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
Loudoun County is using the grant money to improve conditions in Big Spring Branch watershed by planting trees in riparian areas, stream and pond restoration projects, and public education. The project is managed by the county’s Water Resources Team within the Department of Building and Development.
The Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants program provides grants to organizations and local governments working on a local level to protect and improve watersheds in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Since the program began ten years ago, it has distributed over $27 million to more than 600 projects in the watershed.
More information about specific aspects of the project may be found by clicking on the links on the left-side of this webpage. You may click on the map above for a larger view of the watershed with specific project site locations noted.
For More Information
More information about specific aspects of the project may be found by clicking on the links on the left-side of this webpage. For more information about the project as a whole, please contact Scott Sandberg in the Department of Building and Development at 571-258-3304.