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Chester Creek Restoration & Protect Event/Tour

posted Jun 20, 2014, 5:44 AM by Jon Anderson
When: Wednesday June 25, 6:30 pm
Where: Meet at Chester Bowl Parking lot
Contact: Julene Boe, Izaak Walton League Duluth Board, 218-348-8767, jboe56@gmail.com

The WJ McCabe Chapter of the Izaak Walton League is sponsoring an opportunity for the public to learn more about the stream restoration and protection plans for the Chester Creek Watershed. This will feature a tour of the portion of the creek between Skyline and 9th Street that was damaged during the June 2012 flood. Chris Kleist, City of Duluth, will lead this tour.

The emphasize of this activity will be to provide an opportunity for public input on stream restoration and protection efforts that will help the stream to adapt to future climate change impacts. The public will also hear more about the draft Chester Park Master Plan and the Green Infrastructure Program currently underway by the Minnesota Sea Grant Program. These upstream efforts can have a positive impact on stream restoration efforts downstream.

Interested persons are encouraged to meet near the entrance to Chester Bowl on Skyline Parkway, where the tour of the creek will begin. Wear appropriate footwear for the trail as well as outwear appropriate for the weather.

This tour is part of a program to promote Climate Change Adaption being sponsored jointly by the Duluth Izaak Walton League Chapter and the St Louis River Alliance, which is funded through grants from Freshwater Future.

Izaak Walton League of America - W.J. McCabe Chapter – Duluth - www.duluthikes.org  

St. Louis River Alliance - www.stlouisriver.org
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