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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Mar 22

$1,100,880 in FY2016 Stormwater Local Assistance Fund (SLAF) Awarded to Newport News

Posted on March 22, 2016 at 2:05 PM by Communications Department

stormwaterThe Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has approved a SLAF funded grant application within the City of Newport News. This 2016 grant of $1,100,880 is for stream restoration along Salters Creek from 35th Street to 28th Street. Salter’s Creek is a natural urban stream through densely developed residential, commercial and light industrial areas and has been degraded by fallen trees, trash and debris, invasive plants, sediment and nitrogen and phosphorus pollutants associated with fertilizers and pesticides. The project will include cleaning and restoring the stream channel, construction of plunge pools and establishment of permanent conservation areas to reduce the loading of these pollutants through Salters Creek and to downstream waterways.