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    If you see evidence of sediment escaping from an active construction site (soil deposited downstream, mud in the street, and/or sediment fences down except when grading is actively underway), please call Fairfax County Code Enforcement Division's 24-hour hotline at (703) 324-1937. The information you provide will be entered into the County's formal complaint database, and forwarded to a site inspector for investigation.

    Thanks to the volunteers from Haycock School who are planning a stream cleanup for the afternoon of 10/19/07. This will serve as our fall Burke's Spring Branch cleanup; for information about other sites in the Pimmit Run watershed that will be cleaned on the morning of Saturday 10/27/07, please see the Fairfax Trails and Streams web page.

    There will be a monitoring demonstration from 4:30-5:30/6:00 p.m. on 10/19/07 at the McLean Little League. Please feel free to stop by. If you'd like to participate in regular monitoring of Burke's Spring Branch and/or Pimmit Run, please contact Cathy Saunders for details; monitoring is conducted 4 times a year, dates and times are flexible depending on the schedules of those interested, and all are welcome to participate regardless of experience.

    Work on Fairfax County's plan for the Middle Potomac Watersheds continues. A full draft of the plan (still subject to revision) is available on the Middle Potomac Watersheds web site .

    Welcome to the Friends of Burke's Spring Branch website. Burke's Spring Branch is a Pimmit Run tributary draining approximately 180 acres located in between Falls Church and McLean in Fairfax County, Virginia. You can learn more about the Burke's Spring Branch Watershed by exploring the watershed map on this site. It depicts the historic headwaters of the Branch, Burke's Spring (pictured below), the path of both forks of the stream, current patterns of vegetation and development, monitoring sites, and other areas of ecological and historical interest and concern, including the sites of two current development projects in the watershed, the 5-acre CRI (Chesterbrook Residences, Inc.) project, and the 21-acre Camberley Homes/Stockwell Manor development. If you'd like to see how the watershed looked in previous years, take a look at the historic watershed maps. And if you have anything to add from your own explorations, please contact us. As you can see, this site is under construction; information and suggestions are always welcome.


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