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Restoring fish habitat on the Klickitat

Volunteers needed on Nov. 6

One Saturday, Nov. 6, volunteers will plant native trees along the banks of Snyder Creek near the town of Klickitat.

The volunteer planting project is part of an effort to restore fish habitat along this stream.

Snyder Creek passes through the site of the old Klickitat Mill. During construction of the mill in 1927, Snyder Creek was channelized into a 2,400 foot concrete sluiceway that blocked passage for salmon and steelhead.

Construction crews from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife have installed a series of log and cement weirs to allow fish to move upstream through the sluiceway. An old dam at the top of the sluiceway was removed last summer and a new channel was re-created through the site, which used to be a mill pond.

This Saturday volunteers will plant native vegetation along the new channel at the site of the old mill pond.

Persons interested in helping plant trees can contact Margaret Neuman with the Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group at (541) 806-0936.


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