The Blue Leaf Stream Restoration Project consisted of restoring approximately 825 linear feet of stream channel along the Blue Leaf Drive and Willow Oak Drive cul-de-sacs. By stabilizing the stream channel, the project focused on reducing erosion along the stream bank and improving the water quality of the stream.
Instream construction and plantings - including riparian buffer shrubs and trees - are complete. Plantings from seed, plugs and volunteer species are establishing themselves along the stream reach. Hydrophytic (water-loving) species, including rushes, sedges, mint and watercress, are present along the stream. Though construction is complete, the Town will continue to monitor the condition of the channel and plantings during the warranty phase.
The total project cost of approximately $340,000 was funded by the Town of Christiansburg and grant funds from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Stormwater Local Assistance Fund.