Virginia Ecological Services
Northeast Region

Lake Tecumseh Weir Project

Overview - Weir - Boat Portage - Environmental Monitoring - Studies - Construction

Construction

Construction began September 5, 2010 and was completed February 7, 2011. The total cost of the project was approximately $250,000; this included $45,000 for the engineering design and surveys and $205,000 in construction costs ($70,00 of the construction cost was for the boat portage). Access to the site was provided by the Hampton Roads Sanitation District.

Construction of the boat portage device at the Lake Tecumseh restoration project
Construction of the boat portage mechanism
Construction of the weir at the Lake Tecumseh restoration project
Construction of the primary weir

AmeriCorps volunteers provide major erosion control effort to the Lake Tecumseh Weir project.

AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) volunteers provided valuable assistance with erosion and sediment control on the Lake Tecumseh Weir Project by installing coir fiber logs and erosion matting along the shoreline, mobilizing materials to the site, and providing an access trail. AmeriCorps is a residential, team-based, national service program that engages young adults ages 18 to 24 in full-time service. Operated directly by the Corporation for National and Community Service, AmeriCorps NCCC is part of a national network of service programs that help local communities address their compelling needs. The AmeriCorps NCCC mission is to strengthen communities and develop leaders through team-based national and community service.

Photograph of Americorp team members that assisted with the Lake Tecumseh project
AmeriCorp volunteers that assisted with the Lake Tecumseh Weir Project
Photograph of Americorp members installing a cor fiber log at the Lake Tecumseh project
AmeriCorp Volunteers assisting with the installation of coir fiber logs at Lake Tecumseh Weir Project

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Last updated: December 6, 2012
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