The Blacksburg Country Club has settled a civil complaint filed by a federal agency over a 2007 fish kill in the North Fork of the Roanoke River.
Under a consent decree, the country club agreed to pay $18,964 to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It also will complete six riverbank restoration projects along the river.
Herbicides use to treat the golf course accidentally spilled into the river in July 2007. The spill killed about 10,000 fish, including about 170 Roanoke logperch, a federally endangered species.
The Fish and Wildlife Service filed the complaint against the country club in February in U.S. District Court in Roanoke.
Country club general manager Tom Duestch tells The Roanoke Times that the riverbank restoration needs to be done and will benefit the environment.