Wakefield Park North & South Stream Restoration
Completed in 2016 for Fairfax County, Virginia
All 3,200 linear feet of this highly degraded stream channel was completely restabilized using heavy armoring techniques including imbricated boulder walls, step pools and filling the channel with reinforced stream bed material. While MLS restored the stream channel, we worked closely with the designer to save as much of the existing canopy as possible by protecting trees from damage from equipment, adjusting the channel design to spare specimen trees and using minimally impactful access roads many of which were left in place after construction and purposed in to walking and biking trails. This project also involved working atop a 75 year old degraded high pressure gas line and ensuring that the line is protected post-construction.
Wakefield Park was awarded by the Land Conservation District of Fairfax County as the 2016 Special Project of the Year, and Steve Johnston, MLS Supervisor was awarded 2016 Superintendent of the year.