Rivers and streams are dynamic environments that are constantly changing. Or at least they should be. For the last 50 years, Coal Creek was static – confined to constructed berms that kept it channelized and didn’t allow water to flow out onto the floodplain. This summer we will be restoring a 20 acre section of Coal Creek to a more natural condition, creating diverse habitat that will benefit fish and wildlife species and increase water storage.
Please join the US Forest Service Middle Fork Ranger District and the Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council on Tuesday, May 21st, from 6-8PM for a family-friendly presentation about the work we will be undertaking this summer. Learn about general floodplain science, what “restoration-in-action” looks like, why we are undertaking this project, how we expect the stream to change in the future, and what this means for overall watershed health in the Middle Fork Willamette watershed basin. Sign-in, order some food or drink and meet our staff from 6-6:30PM. The presentation will begin promptly thereafter. $5 suggested donation at the door. All are welcome! Questions? Give us a call at 458-215-8200 or email [email protected]