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Volunteers Needed for Stream Restoration Workday at Falls Brook

SWANZEY, NH — Thanks to a team of conservation partners, an undersized culvert at Hale Hill Road in Swanzey has just been replaced with a new, flood-resilient and wildlife-friendly open-bottom arch crossing. This exciting stream restoration project will re-connect more than 20 miles of stream habitat for wild brook trout, dace and other aquatic wildlife. The final step is to re-vegetate the shoreline of Falls Brook nearest the construction site with native, locally grown, edible plants.

Please join us for a volunteer workday on Monday, October 3, 2016, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The rain date is Tuesday, October 4. Space is limited and registration is required. Learn more or register by visiting the signup website, or contact Brett Amy Thelen at thelen@harriscenter.org or (603) 358-2065. Participants may be age 10 and older. Bring work gloves, water and sturdy footwear. Volunteers will learn about wild edibles and stream restoration!

The event is co-sponsored by the Harris Center for Conservation Education, the Cheshire County Conservation District, Trout Unlimited, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Keene State College, and the Town of Swanzey.

Support for this important stream restoration project is provided in part by the NH State Conservation Committee Conservation Grant Program (Moose Plate dollars), the NH Department of Environmental Services Aquatic Resources Mitigation Fund, NH Fish and Game, the Town of Swanzey, and the NH Association of Conservation Districts.