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Wisner Creek project restores channel, fights back Reed Canary Grass

Wisner Creek project restores channel, fights back Reed Canary Grass

Posted November 9th, 2016

 

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The Wisner Creek project, near Adna, opened up a historic stream channel and planted trees to shade out the invasive Reed Canary Grass.

What was once nearly 40 acres of unmanageable wetlands near Adna is being transformed into a thriving ecosystem by a group of energetic landowners and volunteers. In the process, the two struggling creeks that bisect the acreage are again free to flow

Says Beaver Glen Homeowner’s Association member Bob Russell:

“After the first hard rain last winter, the salmon were everywhere, but the only way they could get across the grass was to ride through on heavy rain,” Russell said. “We’re hoping now that we’ve exposed the creek bed rock bottoms and cut the grass the salmon will be able to spawn this winter.””

Read more in this story by Paul Dunn, via LewisTalk.