Read this article on the Beaver Creek Restoration effort
by Patrick Cooley of the Daily News-Record.
Massanutten TU chapter will be conducting a riparian tree planting on Beaver Creek in Ottobine, Rockingham Co Saturday October 29th starting at 8:00AM.
Location: Beaver Creek Ottobine Rockingham County VA. Please meet at the Ottobine Elementary School parking lot to carpool to the stream.
Date and Time: Saturday October 29th 8:00am
Items to Bring: Shovel and/or other digging tools, bucket, waders (helpful but not necessary), gloves and any other desired personal gear.
Activities: We will be planting 1 gallon container nursery stock native riparian plants as part of an overall stream restoration project that began in Oct 2010.
Directions to Ottobine Elementary School from Interstate 81 exit #243
Exit the Interstate
Left onto Route 11 South
Right onto Corporate Dr at the US Post Office,
Right onto 701 Pike Church Rd,
Left at the stop sign onto 701 W Mosby Rd,
Left onto Route 42 at the stop light,
Right onto Route 257
Continue on Route 257 (approx. 6 miles) to intersection with 613 at the Ottobine Country Store
Go straight through the intersection onto Waggy’s Creek Rd
The Ottobine Elementary School is on the right approx. 0.4 miles from the intersection.
For additional information please contact Bill Wentz 540-908-1940 email@example.com
Before, July 2010...
After, October 2010...
This is what the stretch of Beaver Creek above looks like NOW
after Seth Coffman from TU, Larry Mohn from VDIGF, Jay Black
from Massanutten TU, and the rest of our chapter helped out
with the restoration project on Beaver Creek.
The creek is now half as wide, twice as deep, has meanders
... with increased water flow and no... silt! This is one of just a
few projects on the drawing board for the Valley!
~ Colby Trow, Mossy Creek Fly Fishing
This project was funded by Chesapeake Bay Trust, Fish America,
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, VA Chesapeake
Bay Restoration Fund, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and
TU Embrace A Stream.
We would like to especially thank Seth Coffman and Trout Unlimited’s Shenandoah Headwaters Home Rivers Initiative, and Larry Mohn with the Virginia Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries for the stream restoration design and supervision of the field work.
Copyright 2013 Massanutten Chapter Trout Unlimited. All rights reserved.