Thursday, May 27, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Jason and I went to the North Fork Massie Creek Stream Restoration site. The restoration project was done to improve water quality and habitat for streams. “Natural channel design is used to create a stable stream channel that is self-maintaining.” (From handout received at tour). Restoration included re-digging curves into streams and creating “layers” along the banks, thus improving vegetation and sediment flow. “This approach creates a stable channel, reduces bank erosion, improves the flow capacity of the stream, reduces the need for ongoing maintenance and improves stream habitat and water quality.” The budget for this project was $1,705,500 for a 2.2 mile strip of the creek. The pictures show the added rocks. The rocks are meant to focus the flow of the water to the center of the creek to prevent erosion of the banks. Very cool!
Monday, May 17, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
A couple weeks ago Alex and I had swift water rescue training on Paint Creek. We spent the entire weekend submerged in 52 degree water, but we learned a lot! As part of our grant from the Greater Dayton Conservation Fund, we will continue to get more stews certified.
Now enjoy some funny pictures from our training...