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Coal Creek Floodplain Restoration Tour
June 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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.
Join us and our partners at the US Forest Service Middle Fork Ranger District on June 12th to tour Coal Creek and learn more about our work there. The tour will take us to our upcoming project area along Coal Creek, our newly constructed segment of the Middle Fork Trail, and our previous project at Staley Creek to see what our outcomes might look like. On this tour we will share why we see the need for this kind of work, what the work will look like, and what we expect to happen when we are done. We will also explore the connection between restoration and recreation in areas like this. The tour will require walking on uneven trail, we recommend sturdy, waterproof, closed toe shoes and suggest walking sticks or trekking poles for balance.
Registration is required for this event. Full information on meeting location and itinerary will be provided upon registration. You can register online or by phone at 458-215-8200.