After months of planning and prep, the Northcentral Stream Restoration Partnership is in the “(muck)boots on the ground” phase of this year’s stream restoration projects. The team has already completed two stabilized stream crossings, one in Union county and the other in Montour county (pics on the job in Montour seen below).
Earlier this week, team partners from the Northumberland and Montour County conservation districts worked with NPC’s new summer intern, Nate Stephens, to plant over 500 live stakes at two sites. In Northumberland county, they received help from a local Agricultural class. Next week, the team will head back to Union county to kick off a streambank stablization project in the Buffalo Creek watershed.
The Northcentral Stream Restoration Partnership was formed to improve local quality. Here’s a quick reminder of all the partnering organizations: Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy (NPC), Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection-Northcentral Regional Office (DEP), Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission-Stream Habitat Section (PFBC), County conservation districts (CCD).