Fairfax County Staff Lead Tour of Restored Stream in Lake Fairfax Park


Oct 10, 2017
For Immediate Release

Fairfax County Staff Lead Tour of Restored Stream in Lake Fairfax Park

Reston, Va. - On, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, staff from the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services and Fairfax County Park Authority joined Park Authority Board members, contractors, and residents for a brief tour of the recently completed stream restoration project in Lake Fairfax Park. The project team discussed the benefits to the park and surrounding environment, which include reduced flooding hazards, higher water quality, a new vehicular bridge, a stabilized pedestrian bridge, and access points for environmental education programs.


VIDEO: Colvin Run Stream Restoration Project in Lake Fairfax Park

The first phase of a stream restoration project restored 2,220 feet of Colvin Run, a tributary of Difficult Run, which drains into the Potomac River. This was a joint project completed by the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services and the Fairfax County Park Authority.

Before and after pictures of the project may be seen here. The general contractor was Avon Corporation of Alexandria, Va. Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. of Gainesville, Va., provided the design.

Fairfax County Staff Lead Tour of Restored Stream in Lake Fairfax Park
Pictured in the photo, from left to right: Matthew Kaiser, information officer, Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services; Vince Martucci, branch chief, Utilities Design and Construction Division, Capital Facilities, DPWES; Joanne and Ron Wallos, park neighbors; Wayne Brissey, Area 6 manager, Fairfax County Park Authority; Brian Chromey, Wet Studies and Solutions, Inc.; J.T. Kelley, WSSI; Bart Cowne, Avon Corp.; Tim Hackman, Dranesville District Representative, Fairfax County Park Authority Board; Bill Bouie, chairman, Fairfax County Park Authority Board; Katie Fordney, GeoConcepts Engineering, Inc.; Michael Freund, engineering technician, Stormwater Planning Division, DPWES; Sara Baldwin, deputy director, FCPA; Jay Horstman, senior engineer, Utilities Design and Construction Division, CAP, DPWES; Charles Smith, central branch chief, Watershed Projects Implementation, Stormwater Planning Division, DPWES; and Dave Bowden, director, Planning and Development Division, Park Authority.

 

Contact: Matthew Kaiser, Public Information Officer 
Department of Public Works and Environmental Services 
703-324-8455, TTY 711

 


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