Council Assists with Stream Bank Restoration Project

The West Fork Neighbors Watershed Council was of great help to my wife and me with our recent stream bank restoration project. In the last several years flooding had caused severe bank erosion on our creek, and we knew we needed to act to prevent further loss. It seemed like a daunting task, and we weren’t sure where to start. We needed help and guidance, so we decided to attend a meeting of the Council.

Within a week we were assisted in getting someone with the right expertise to come for a site visit on our farm. We got the advice and help we needed to plan a strategy as well as a referral for a contractor who could do the work. The job is now complete, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the result.

We found the West Fork Neighbors Watershed Council to also be a great resource for other property management issues as well, like wildlife habitat and invasive plant management, for instance. The Council brought in professionals with expertise in these fields to give presentations and answer questions from the group. As a result of the new information we learned, we realized we could establish a small wetland on our property in conjunction with our creek restoration project, something we are most excited about.

The Council is a great hub for information and ideas, and we would encourage anyone in the watershed to come to a meeting and check out this great resource. We are most appreciative of the help we got from the West Fork Neighbors Watershed Council. If you are in need of ideas or help with property management issues or care about the watershed resource this is a good group to get involved with.

Mike and Sherry Knapp