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Stream Restoration Update

Work continues on the “Necklace Phase One and Stream Restoration” project on George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus.  This project includes the restoration of the main stream channel, as well as adjacent tributaries, beginning at the southwestern corner of the Patriot Circle/Aquia Creek Lane intersection and finishing at the northern end of Mason Pond.

Construction teams have made progress and have almost reached Mason Pond Drive.  The teams are currently performing earthwork and stream bed installation, as well as the installation of natural features, including boulders, rocks, and logs from felled onsite trees.  Lighting for the paved and mulched pedestrian trails is also underway.

The construction phase is projected to be completed in late 2022. Once construction is completed, a diverse mix of native vegetation, shrubs, and trees will be seeded and planted to help minimize erosion and improve water quality.

To read our original announcement, click here.