Restoration work on the Bull Neck Run Stream located within Springhill Park and Bull Neck Run Stream Valley Park is set to begin shortly. The Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services has contracted with RES for the work which will start in mid-June. Spring Hill Park is located at 1239 Spring Hill Road in McLean, Virginia.
The project involves restoration of approximately 1,350 linear feet of Bull Neck Run stream. The primary goal of this restoration is to stabilize the channel and prevent future erosion and degradation along the stream. Restoration of native trees and herbaceous planting will also be implemented after construction in order to promote natural reforestation which ensures the development of a healthy ecosystem. This project is part of Fairfax County’s larger efforts to restore many of the county’s degraded streams while also improving overall water quality and the condition of the Chesapeake Bay.
Project information is available online.
The project’s main construction access will be off Lewinsville Road and directly behind the RECenter building adjacent to the multi-purpose fields. This project will impact a good portion of the trail network within the stream corridor. Temporary trail closure will be implemented as needed to ensure public safety. Active construction will conclude in June 2019.
For more information, please contact Project Manager Vivian Bui at 703 324-5609 or via email at Vivian.Bui@FairfaxCounty.gov.