• 02 Feb 2010 /  Projects No Comments

    While Minnesota TU chapters have completed many habitat projects in the past few decades, those most recently completed by the Rochester and Twin Cities area chapters are listed below by year and length of stream restored and enhanced:

    •  Prior to 2007: nearly 8 miles of in-stream habitat work in Southeast Minnesota alone
    • 2007 – 3,000’ on Trout Run: 1,000+ hours of volunteer labor; 30 overhead bank cover structures installed; stream banks restored along 3,000’; and 942 cubic yards of rock.
    • 2008 – 2,200’ on Hay Creek: 500+ hours of volunteer labor; 21 overhead bank cover structures installed; stream banks restored along 2,200’; and 500 cubic yards of rock.
    • 2008 – Vermillion River: Constructed overhead cover structures for Rambling River Park in Farmington; installed structures repaired eroding bank, protected a paved trail, and improved trout habitat. Native grasses planted to further stabilize stream banks.
    • 2008 – 2,200’ on Trout Run: 800+ hours of volunteer labor; 30 overhead bank cover structures installed, stream banks restored along 2,200’; and 1042 cubic yards of rock.
    • 2009 – 3,200’ on Hay Creek: 700+ hours of volunteer labor; 18 overhead bank cover structures installed; stream banks restored along 3,200’; and 550 cubic yards of rock.
    • 2009 – 4,200’ on Vermillion River: In September, worked with DNR to stabilize stream banks and enhance fish habitat in an Aquatic Management Area. Banks sloped and stabilized using natural materials; native grasses planted. OHF funding used.
    • 2009 – 2,200’ on Trout Run: 800+ hours of volunteer labor; 27 overhead bank cover structures installed, stream banks restored along 2,200’; and 840 cubic yards of rock.
    • 2009 – 3 miles on Crow Spring and Whitewater River: In Sept-Oct largely completed project; wrap up in May 2010. OHF funding added capacity, enabling employment of experienced local contractors, and accelerated the pace of habitat work in Minnesota.

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    Posted by MNTU @ 8:00 pm

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