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Throughout 2008, Wetlands Studies and Solutions, Inc., (WSSI) cleared large portions of the Snakeden Branch Valley as part of its “stream restoration” project with Reston Association. The following are some pictures of the devastation of the forest throughout the valley. Terry Maynard, Reston, VA http://thesetiredeyes.blogspot.com/ February 2009
What once was a two-foot wide storm water feed to Snakeden Branch has turned into an eight-foot wide stream and the adjoining trees were clear cut by WSSI so it could perform this unnecessarily extensive work.
WSSI clear cut trees right up to the property line adjoining Reston's Walker Nature Center in the lower Snakeden stream area. It highlights the difference between Reston's protected "natural areas" and the destruction of Reston's forests.
WSSI clear cut large areas of Snakeden Branch valley on BOTH sides of Soapstone Drive to have a place to store its equipment and debris.
WSSI clear cut the core of the woods along Snakeden Branch, including cutting a parallel "access road" so it could "re-channel" the stream. The more WSSI re-channels the stream, the more "stream remediation credits" it receives, and the greater the opportunity for profit.
When it cleared Snakeden's forests, WSSI sold the timber for lumber and used the compost to re-landscape the areas it destroyed.
WSSI used heavy construction equipment, including a variety of tracked vehicles, in cutting its broad swath through Snakeden Branch valley. It could--and should--have used widely-recognized low-impact remediation methods for the effort.