Northern Virginia Regional Commission Receives Grant for
Leesylvania State Park Shoreline Restoration
Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC) Executive Director Mark Gibb was pleased to join with Environmental Protection Agency Region III Administrator Shawn Garvin to accept a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grant on behalf of the NVRC for a shoreline restoration project at Leesylvania State Park.
The project will restore approximately 800 feet of eroding Potomac River shoreline at the Park. The design of the project includes the restoration of marsh and beach nourishment. The project is a collaborative effort between NVRC, the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Leesylvania State Park, Prince William County, Dominion Power and the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences. The design was completed and permitted in 2013 and with the funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation the construction can begin.
Leesylvania State Park receives nearly 500,000 visitors per year. The site of the project is located near the Park’s Visitor’s Center and will be the location of future trainings and seminars for waterfront property owners and contractors on the benefits of living shorelines.
Attached: Photo of Mr. Gibb and Mr. Garvin; Photo of Project Area