This project had great merit in the Best Habitat Creation category, particularly with regards to the stewardship of existing pond wildlife. Remarkably Fairfax County, VA went the extra mile by taking considerable care of existing aquatic pond inhabitants by relocating them during pond reconstruction. This novel construction approach coupled with a design which fused conventional pond reconstruction with innovative practices including natural channel design, floating wetlands, and other stabilization techniques were quite compelling. Congratulations on a successful reconstruction project and for demonstrating tremendous stewardship for our terrestrial inhabitants.
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