Strawberry Run and Taylor Run Improvement Projects: Status Update
The City of Alexandria is pursuing stream restorations in two Holmes Run tributaries to address decades of stormwater damage that has impacted surrounding properties and infrastructure. Most recently, a city-appointed stakeholder group has proposed taking a minimalist approach using biodegradable wood structures rather than conventional Natural Channel Design methods, which can be more intrusive, especially at first. The scope of the project did not encompass improvements to upland stormwater mitigation. The work group report is scheduled to be presented to the City Council on June 13, 2023.
Example of armoring along a tributary of Holmes Run in Roundtree Park.