Ecosystem Services (“ES) assisted the Town of Kilmarnock  (“Town”) to successfully win National Fish and Wildlife (NFWF) funding and Stomwater Local Assistance Funds (SLAF) to restore nearly 1,000 linear feet of badly eroded headwater streams.

Before construction picture

Before construction picture

Ecosystem Services has been working with the Town of Kilmarnock, Virginia, since 2014. The project started picking up momentum in 2014 when Ecosystem Services helped the Town to win a NFWF Technical Assistance grant in collaboration with the Center for Watershed Protection to design a remediation plan for three stormwater outfalls. In collaboration with the Town and project partners, ES planned, designed, and permitted the channels for remediation relying on regenerative stormwater conveyance, an emerging innovative stormwater solution. With the design in hand, Ecosystem Services provided grant support services to help the Town win construction funding through NFWF’s Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund Small Watershed Grant. In 2016, the project was awarded funding from the Department of Environmental Quality’s SLAF.

Ecosystem Services is pleased to support this work to improve physical habitat, reduce erosion, reduce future risk of damage to local infrastructure, reduce safety concerns, and promote the greater understanding of the impacts of stormwater runoff on streams.

Construction is scheduled to begin in 2016. We’ll be sure to post updates and pictures as this project gets underway!