Your work will ensure the future generations of our fishery resources by providing a more sustainable habitat. The upper reach of Robinson Creek was blocked for 60 years to fish passage. This restoration project included culvert removal in site A and site B, beaver dam removal, new bridge on site A, added woody debris, river rock, a slow release of the pond water, and multiple tree plantings. The total value of the project was $140,000 and that included design, construction, new bridge, and Key Environmental. I don't think you could add a value to the watershed and the two miles of access to spawning area that was created. One of the highlights of the day was seeing an adult Coho in red spawning colors above the new bridge already.
Are you a land owner in the Willapa Watershed that is thinking about some stream restoration on your property? This project did not cost the land owner. It was completed though a grant from Small Forest Landowner Program. Contact Key Environmental Services for an evaluation.
Have you been sitting on the sidelines as a conservationist or a fisherman? Pacific County Anglers is always looking for new members that want to make a difference in the Willapa Basin, with future generations of our fish, and environment. Our projects and our future depend on members and volunteers. Check us out on Facebook or contact us at 942-3741.