County Agency Restoring Valuable Waterways
According to PCCD watershed specialist Jason Childs, the work will prevent approximately 130 tons of sediment from washing away annually. Funding was provided by the Great Lakes Commission, Pa. Fish and Boat Commission, Chapman County Environmental Initiative fund, and Dominion Foundation. Logs were donated by Steve McCutcheon. Six members of the Genesee Headwaters Watershed Association volunteer their labor.
“The district completed 14 similar stream projects throughout the summer in all three of the county’s major watersheds,” Childs reported. “Efforts will continue in future years to further improve the quality of these vast stream networks and reduce the kind of siltation that has impaired Potter County’s river, stream, and tributary courses.”