Volunteers Needed for NH Stream Restoration Project

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The New Hampshire Fish & Game Dept. is seeking volunteers to help restore a trout stream in the town of Swanzey.

The project involves a culvert at Hale Hill Road that has been replaced with a flood-resilient and wildlife-friendly open-bottom arch crossing. This stream restoration project will reconnect more than 20 miles of stream habitat for wild brook trout, dace and other aquatic wildlife. The final step is to revegetate the shoreline of Falls Brook nearest the construction site with native, locally grown, edible plants.

Join the NH Fish & Game Dept. for a volunteer workday on Monday, October 3, 2016, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The rain date is Tuesday, October 4. Space is limited and registration is required.

Learn more or register by visiting the signup website, or contact Brett Amy Thelen at thelen@harriscenter.org or (603) 358-2065. Participants may be age 10 and older. Volunteers should bring work gloves, water and sturdy footwear. 

The event is co-sponsored by the Harris Center for Conservation Education, the Cheshire County Conservation District, Trout Unlimited, the New Hampshire Fish & Game Department, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Keene State College, and the Town of Swanzey.