The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recently approved $1,100,880 for stream restoration in Newport News Virginia. The SLAF funded grant awarded to the City of Newport News will help restore Salter’s Creek from 35th Street to 28th Street.
Salter’s Creek is a natural urban stream through densely developed residential, commercial and light industrial areas and has been degraded by fallen trees, trash, debris, invasive plants, sediment, and nitrogen and phosphorus pollutants associated with fertilizers and pesticides.
The project will include cleaning and restoring the stream channel, construction of plunge pools, and establishment of permanent conservation areas to reduce the loading of these pollutants through Salter’s Creek and to downstream waterways.
source: City of Newport News