2012 Mettawee River Project

Mettawee River Project

2012 Mettawee River Project

Our SWVT Chapter has been working with the US Forest Service and Poultney Mettawee Natural Resources Conservation District on restoring fish habitat in the Mettawee River. Working on one section at a time, the group has successfully un-channelized and stabilized sections of the river, as well as created new fish habitat through the placement of tree, root wad, and stone structures.

We will be continuing our on-going collaboration with this effort, so please check back often for volunteer opportunities!

In progress, 2012

Mettawee In progress, 2012

Mettawee Project

 Mettawee Project

Population survey at School site, 2013

Gathering data

Various age classes now present

Water quality in the upper Mettawee River

At 7pm this Wednesday, April 25th, the Manchester and Dorset Historical Societies will be sponsoring a program at the Long Trail School that provides an overview of a five year study on the health of the Mettawee River in this region. Long Trail School faculty and students did work on the project in conjunction with St. Michael’s College.

The event will also include a report on the effects of Irene on the river.

For more details, please click the following link: A Study of Water Quality in the Upper Mettawee River

We hope to see you there!

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