Stickfoot Branch Stream Restoration Environmental Assessment (EA)
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The purpose of the project is to restore a portion of Stickfoot Branch that will encourage functional uplift while reducing impacts to existing trees and provide long term stability at the site. Reduce stream bank erosion and channel bed incision to encourage long term stability. Specifically, this project will ensure long-term protection and stabilization of existing sanitary and stormwater infrastructure; improve hydrologic, hydraulic, geomorphic, physiochemical, vegetative, and biological conditions in the project area; and minimize impacts to the National Park and it's natural and cultural resources.
The EA will evaluate two alternatives—a no action alternative and natural stream channel restoration alternative. This alternative will create a new stream channel, either within or adjacent to the existing one, which will be connected to the historic floodplain by filling the existing eroded stream channel to approximately pre-disturbance levels. This method of restoration facilitates raising the streambed to connect the historic floodplain within an alignment developed to limit grading and reduce tree impacts.
Contact InformationMichael Commisso
Chief of Resource Management
National Capital Parks-East
1900 Anacostia Drive SE
Washington, DC 20020