Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Conservation District coordinates, assists with stream bank restoration project at Fry’s Run Park
An excavator, a skid loader, over 100 tons of stone, more than 30 hemlock logs and a couple dozen rebar pins were used in the construction of this project. The PA Fish & Boat Commission designed and supervised the project as part of its aquatic resource conservation mission. Staff and an intern from the Conservation District and volunteers from the Fry’s Run Watershed Association, Lehigh Valley Master Watershed Steward Program and the Northampton County Prison helped place and pin together the log structures, strategically key stone into place, and seed and mat disturbed areas after construction.
Power and hand tools for the project were provided by the Fish & Boat Commission and the County Parks Department. The Conservation District received a grant from the Coldwater Heritage Partnership for the project, which was used to pay for construction materials and an excavating contractor.