Tag: stream restoration

What’s next for Taylor Run?

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The controversial Taylor Run stream restoration project is, for the moment, not part of the city’s pollution reduction plans, according...

Your Views: Environmental Council for Silberberg

To the editor: The Environmental Council of Alexandria endorses Allison Silberberg for mayor. ECA is a nonprofit advocacy organization formed by residents of Alexandria. The...

Your Views: Use science, not politics

To the editor: Alexandria is a small town that is controlled by an ancient natural watershed. Today’s city programs to address biodiversity loss and...

Council pauses Taylor Run stream restoration

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] City Council decided to pause the controversial Taylor Run stream restoration project, as well as a similar project in Strawberry...

Our View: Acting like an Eco City

Protecting the environment is not easy, nor cheap. A person or entity can say they’re for environmental protection – or for a city to...

Your Views: Don’t turn Taylor Run into a storm sewer

To the editor: Alexandria still has some streams. To the extent Taylor Run is one, the current debate is better cast as whether it will...

Your Views: Council should lead on stream restoration

To the editor: I’m all for balancing interests, that is, when the interests of both sides are actually heard. Once again, Transportation & Environmental Services...

Your Views: Manipulating environmental credits

To the editor: Cities and “natural stream restoration” contractors are cheating the Chesapeake Bay by inflating the environmental credits they get for stream restoration projects....

Taylor Run restoration project criticized by community

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The planned restoration of a stretch of Taylor Run drew widespread community concern at a virtual project update on Jan....

Your Views: Legally obligated to protect mature trees

To the editor: In September, during a guided tour of Taylor Run, I was horrified to learn that the city intends to launch an all-out...