Pigeon River Project Report

Thanks to the 18 volunteers who gave up a Saturday morning to help out with a stream cleanup and habitat project on the Pigeon River in Hemlock Park in Ottawa County on August 23rd.  The group removed several tires, a couple of rusted out drums, and hundreds of glass bottles from a quarter mile stretch of the river.  The group also removed a couple of log jams that restricted flow and cabled the removed logs to the river banks to protect against erosion and provide cover for trout.  Some rock work was done to improve spawning habitat.  Our plan is to come back to the Pigeon next year for some additional work so join us for another productive outing!  Photos from the day can be found on our SWMTU Photo Gallery at https://swmtu.org/gallery/v/Dave+Smith/Pigeon08/

Special thanks to John McCarthy for coming up with the idea for this project and his generous financial support.  Other volunteers included:

Matthew DeVries
Doug DeVries
George Buursma
Dave Fetters
Gerald Hungerink
Don Messinger
Josh Zuiderveen
Gerg Bazain
Peter Liken
Steve Boeve
John Clough
Mike Simcik
Jerry Hetrick
Kim Wikel
Jared Sartini
Roger Miller
Dave Smith

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