Work to restore a long-buried stream in Forest Hills is set to begin next week.
See the announcement below from Steve Saari, the District Department of the Environment’s water protection specialist. Steve wrote about the Broad Branch stream daylighting project for Forest Hills Connection back in August 2012. We also organized two walks of the project area, the first to survey the area and the second with both Steve and Suzy Wald, who is managing the Linnean Playground stream restoration right next door.
Missed the walks? Steve and Suzy explain the Broad Branch daylighting project in this short video:
And we will be organizing another walk once the work is completed.
The DDOE notice:
[box]The District Department of the Environment, in cooperation with the National Park Service, the Embassy of Peru, and the District Department of Transportation, is bringing back a buried stream that flows to Broad Branch to improve water quality and create wildlife habitat, among many other environmental and social benefits.
The project will begin on or around February 10, 2014 and will take approximately four months to complete. The project area is located along Broad Branch Road between 32nd St NW and the Embassy of the Ivory Coast, and along Linnean Avenue NW between Broad Branch Road NW and Harrison Street NW (see the map below). Residents can expect construction traffic during this period; however, the majority of work will take place in wooded areas.
Please contact Steve Saari at the District Department of the Environment with any questions or concerns related to the project at email@example.com or (202) 535-2961.[/box]
DDOE also provided the map below, which shows the areas affected by both the Broad Branch daylighting and the Linnean Playground project, which has not been scheduled yet.