Please join us on Thursday, August 23rd at noon for a NFWF Project Spotlight, “Urban Stream Restoration.”
Join NFWF and two restoration specialists who will share lessons learned from grant projects aimed at engaging local communities in urban stream restoration throughout regions of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The presentation will be held as a webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5155554339701220098
The projects being spotlighted are:
- “Mechumps Creek Regenerative Wetlands Demonstration Project” with Randolph-Macon College, supported by US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Chesapeake Bay Program’s Small Watershed Grants Program and Altria’s Restoring America’s Resources Program.
- This local project is integrating a central stream channel with contiguous regenerative stormwater wetlands along 1,200 feet of Mechumps Creek in Ashland. Regenerative wetlands, totaling about 0.9 acres, will promote runoff infiltration and bacterial load reduction. Students at R-MC will conduct a 5 year post-project monitoring plan to assess effects on aquatic habitat, water quality, aquatic insect populations, and fish.
- “Nash Run Stream Restoration (DC)” with Department of Energy and Environment, supported by US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Chesapeake Bay Program’s Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Grants Program and Altria.
- The District of Columbia Department of the Environment restored over 1,400 feet of degraded stream channel in northeast Washington, DC. The project created low floodplain bench that will allow stream flow to inundate the floodplain during small storm events. The low- elevation floodplain benches creates wetland areas along the stream, improving habitat, groundwater recharge, and water quality. In addition to in-stream restoration work, this project installed an upstream trash trap and enlarge a midsection culvert to both reduce the flood risk to the surrounding neighborhood and allow for fish passage to the upstream reach.
Hope to see you online! Please forward on to any partners or contractors you think would be interested in learning more about working with private consultants in the agriculture sector.
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Project Spotlight series is an effort to share lessons learned, challenges and opportunities in implementation through discussions with grantees who have recently completed a grant project. Grantees with expertise in a common topic join together to reflect on their experiences and answer audience questions.
The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) has a long‐standing partnership,
through a cooperative agreement, with the National Fish and Wildlife (NFWF) to provide direct financial support to accomplish both:
‐ The Small Watershed Grant (SWG) program that promotes community‐based efforts to develop conservation strategies to protect and restore the diverse natural resources of the Chesapeake Bay.
‐ The Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction (INSR) grant program that support efforts with the Chesapeake Bay watershed to accelerate nutrient and sediment reductions with innovative, sustainable, and cost‐effective