Wolftrap Steam Restoration Ribbon Cutting


Oct. 9, 2013
For Immediate Release
Contact: Irene Haske, 703-324-5821, TTY 711

Wolftrap Stream Restoration Ribbon Cutting to be Held Oct. 19

 

The public and the media are invited to attend the Wolftrap stream restoration ribbon cutting ceremony in the Town of Vienna’s Wildwood Park on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at 700 Follin Lane SE, Vienna, VA.

A section of Wolftrap Creek in Vienna’s Wildwood Park was restored through a partnership between the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environment Services and the Town Council of Vienna.

The restoration transformed the stream from a deeply incised channel with eroding banks to an environmental benefit for people and animals.

Many town and county residents enjoy the societal and ecological benefits of this urban stream valley park. The restoration results in significant water quality improvements including removal of an estimated 162 pounds per year of Total Phosphorous; 352 pounds per year of Total Nitrogen; and 154 tons per year of Total Suspended Solids.

The project raised the stream bed and reconnected the stream to the floodplain. The stream banks were sloped and unstable trees were removed. Native trees, shrubs and other plants were installed as part of the stream restoration. Newly planted vegetation provides habitat for small mammals, song birds and amphibians. The new plants help stabilize the stream banks and filter out pollutants.

Visit Vienna’s parks and recreation page or visit Fairfax County’s stormwater management page.

For more information about the project, call 703-324-5500, TTY 711.  

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