Stream restoration will improve water quality and promote wildlife growth
On Friday morning, staff from the District’s Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) will be on hand to celebrate the habitat restoration at Nash Run. DOEE is working to remediate damaged and polluted habitats and restore them to their former natural beauty. The 1400 ft. stream restoration at Nash Run will help improve the water quality and flow of the District’s waterways and revive the wildlife found along and in the streams and tributaries. As part of this effort, the agency is encouraging the public to celebrate the return of one of the District’s major watersheds.
DOEE planted over 1000 native herbaceous plants, 99 native trees, and 92 native shrubs to provide quality habitat areas around the restored stream corridor. The project added over 1 acre of wetland area to the Anacostia watershed as well through a low floodplain bench design, and prevented over 32 tons of sediment that were eroding from Nash’s stream banks each year. DOEE’s contractors installed end of pipe BMP, which, coupled with the stream restoration at Nash Run, will improve water quality in the stream, improve the general appearance of the stream, reduce sediment and floatable pollution, and improve conditions for terrestrial and aquatic life along the stream corridor. Additionally, the agency has installed a bandalong litter trap to capture trash flowing through the waterway.