ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County’s Department of Public Works (DPW) will hold a virtual public meeting on Thursday, April 29th starting at 6:30 p.m., to discuss plans for a stream restoration project in the Village of Long Reach in Columbia.
DPW’s Bureau of Environmental Services plans to stabilize a portion of a significantly eroded stream located between Thunder Hill Road and Phelps Luck Drive, south of Broken Timber Way and Five Fingers Way. To do so, DPW will use wood and rock structures and bio-engineering planting to re-establish a more natural stream, reduce instream erosion and improve water quality. Finally, the area disturbed by the construction will be replanted upon project completion. The project is expected to begin this fall 2022.
The informal meeting will include an overview of the design followed by an open discussion. County staff and the project’s design consultant will be on hand to answer any questions and gather public comments. To participate in the meeting by computer, go to www.webex.com and click “join;” the meeting number is 160 605 7986, and “Stormwater” is the password. To participate by phone, call 1-650-479-3207 (note, fees may apply) and enter the access code 160 605 7986. 
Those unable to participate in the virtual meeting who would like to view the plans and/or have questions, should contact Mr. Avinash Dewani with DPW’s Stormwater Management Division at 410-313-6417 or email [email protected].   
This project is funded through Howard County’s Watershed Protection and Restoration Fund.
For questions or more information about Capital Project D-1158, contact Lisa Brightwell, Public Works Customer Service, at 410-313-3440 or email [email protected]

Watershed Protection & Restoration Fund
Public Works

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