Terrell Creek habitat work to start

Published on Thu, Oct 9, 2003
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Terrell Creek habitat work to start

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the Army Corps of Engineers recently gave the go ahead to start restoration work within Birch Bay�s Terrell Creek.

The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Program (NSEA) and Chums of Terrell Creek have been working to raise money and habitat restoration efforts over the last few months and are responsible for the work.

Instream work permits have been approved and work should start within the week. Volunteers will remove an invasive plant species called reed canarygrass, and also excavate the channel and create habitat for shrubs and trees to be planted.

Following this work, planting will occur. The next meeting concerning the creek will be held Thursday, October 16 from 7-9 p.m. at Birch Bay Bible Community Church in Birch Bay. Volunteers will learn about restoration principles and the types of native plants used to support habitat.

Plans for the Saturday, November 8 work party at the creek will also be discussed. The day will largely consist of planting shrubs and trees between 9 a.m. and noon.

Anyone interested in participating or learning more, should contact Rachel Deryckx, of NSEA, at 715-0283.