Glenora Tributary Stream Restoration Project Named Peerless Rockville Award Winner

The restoration created three new temporal pool areas, relocated the impaired stream to its historic location, and increased the overall stream length by 20% without impacting existing wetlands.

As part of the project, adjacent homes were protected from scour.

Project goals included enhancing the watershed through stream restoration, wetland enhancement, reforestation, and protection of adjacent utilities.

(FAIRFAX, VA – October 30, 2015) – The Glenora Tributary Stream Restoration project in Rockville (MD) has been named a 2015 Peerless Rockville Award winner.

For this project, four alternatives were generated and ranked by environmental uplift potential, impact, and cost. The approved alternative created three new temporal pool areas, relocated the impaired stream to its historic location, and increased the overall stream length by 20% without impacting existing wetlands.

Hazen and Sawyer provided site evaluation, alternatives analysis, geofluvial survey, stream restoration design, and construction monitoring for 1,100 linear feet of this incised urban channel.

This marks the 36th year that Peerless has presented awards to acknowledge contributions to Rockville’s architectural, cultural, and environmental heritage. In that time, nearly 200 hundred individuals and groups have been honored for preservation work, quality design and new construction, educational programs, and other projects which contribute to the City’s character and vitality. This is the second Peerless award for Hazen and Sawyer.

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