Stream habitat restoration project planned for Saturday, September 12 at Riverbend Park in Middlebury (map). The project includes removal of blown down trees that have caused log jams threatening to warm our favorite trout stream.
This notice serves as an invitation and a call out for your assistance. We need volunteers to make this project a success. We have duties for everyone, whether you are a young body builder capable of lifting a whole tree or feeble and elderly delivering water bottles to the laborers we can use your help.
We plan to get started at around 8:00 am and end at noon. We will be meeting at Riverbend Park, 511 E. Warren St. Middlebury, IN. You, of course being a volunteer, are at liberty to come and go as required. Any assistance you can provide would be appreciated, even if it is only part of the day. All you need to bring is some gloves that are suited for working wet. We will be working in the water so you may want to bring your waders or you can wet wade. All other tools and equipment will be provided.
This type of river work is an enjoyable experience. The camaraderie built working alongside other folks with like minded results is truly a reward. The creation of trout habitat will pay dividends long into the future not only for us but for those who follow in our footsteps.
You are free to invite (recruit) guests to come along and help. If you have some strong young bucks that are willing to help, we could use them. Bring a buddy, a neighbor, or an entire football squad because this is going to be quite an undertaking.
Questions or concerns pertaining to the project should be directed to Mike Beachy, cell phone (574)596-4929 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.