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Volunteers Spruce Up a River

IMG_2270(Photo by Robert Barossi)

by Robert Barossi

Now that summer is upon us, it’s even easier for volunteers to get out and get involved. And there’s no snow and ice to get in the way of important environmental volunteer work. This is the second story I’ve come across lately about volunteers getting into a river to rehabilitate it’s banks, something that would probably be difficult or impossible in the winter, especially in Alaska. In that state, volunteers are working along the Kenai River, using debris from spruce trees to rebuild the river’s banks, prevent future erosion, and create habitat for fish. The work will have short and long term benefits for the river, it’s ecosystem and the species that make it their home. Those benefits will happen thanks to the work of Kenai Watershed Forum Stream Watch and a number of dedicated environmental volunteers.

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