Happy Anniversary!

It’s hard to believe, but it has been 5 years since the completion of Phase II of the Archey Fork restoration project! It is time to deliver some updates on both this project and others we are doing in the Greers Ferry Lake watershed.

Our last entry detailed some of the flooding that occurred at the park. We are happy to report that the washed-out sidewalk has been repaired and people are using it, walking along the project site every day. Floods are still coming, and the site is holding up well!

If you walk along the trail, you might see that the willows, sycamores, and river birch are getting well established and doing their job to keep the streambanks stable and in place. We could not be more pleased with the way the project has turned out. What about you? We are eager to hear your comments.

As we head into the spring and summer months, we are looking forward to seeing everyone who is utilizing the river and the park, as well as the return of green, signaling the start of warmer weather. During a recent visit, we ran into an angler who said the smallmouth fishing was great. Now, just a couple more months until it’s time to float!