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Reston Association’s Patricia Greenberg and Environmental Resource Manager Claudia Thompson-Deahl by the beaver gate located at Glade Stream Valley in Reston. To build a dam, beavers cut small trees or use branches from larger trees.

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Reston’s Beaver Gate

Reston Association seeks to address Reston’s busy beavers.

The Glade Stream Valley in Reston has been home to beavers for over 25 years. Reston Association’s environmental resource manager, Claudia Thompson-Deahl said beavers originally entered the stream system from the Twin Branches end, probably traveling up from the Potomac River via Difficult Run.


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