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Towne Branch Stream Restoration
Contractors will begin work in October 2016 on a stream restoration project for Towne Branch, a tributary of Crab Creek that flows through Depot Park. This project – which involves restoring approximately 1,995 linear feet of Towne Branch and approximately 210 linear feet of unnamed tributaries of Towne Branch – will improve water quality along the stream and reduce erosion. 

Contractors will create a properly-sized channel cross section, install instream stone and log control structures, build a riparian buffer along the stream using native plant species and plant butterfly gardens at various locations along the stream. In addition to this work, contractors will build a gravel trail connecting the Christiansburg Aquatic Center Skate Park and Depot Park.

The project is expected to continue through April 2017. Construction will close the park for a couple of days in late October 2016, but the majority of the park will remain open to residents throughout the work period.