Dead Run Stream isn’t the only McLean waterway on the cusp of revitalization.
Bull Neck Run, a stream just north of Tysons, is nearing the end of project construction with completion scheduled for June.
Like the restoration finishing at Dead Run Stream, the Bull Neck Run restoration involves improving the ecological function of the stream and extracting nitrogen and phosphorous from the soil.
The idea is to make the stream valley more sustainable and safer for private property owners along the stream, local wildlife and the public using nearby trails.
The project will reduce flooding from the stream, and stabilize the stream banks. Part of the project involves creating new outlets for stormwater draining into the creek to reduce erosion and tree loss in the nearby forest.
The total cost of the project is $1.6 million, funded through the county’s stormwater service district.
While the project is scheduled to be completed in June, landscaping work at the site could continue through the fall. Visitors to the site are still encouraged to remain outside of active construction areas.