General Meeting – February 2020

Date/Time
Thu, Feb 13 , 2020
6:45 pm - 8:30 pm

Location
Fairview Community Center
1910 W. County Road B,
Roseville, MN 55113

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Trout Stream and Habitat Restoration in Minnesota

with John Lenczewski

Thursday, February 13, 2020
John Lenczewski is the executive director of Trout Unlimited in Minnesota. He has obtained many grants to restore trout streams in southeast Minnesota and on the North Shore. Restoration involves fish habitat installation, streambank stabilization, soil erosion blankets, reconnecting streams to their floodplains, and planting native plant communities.

The six chapters of TU in Minnesota have restored more than 75 miles of streams to date and completed 82 projects. The Hay Creek project involved 6,000 feet of waterway and took six years. The high water of 2019 caused new damage to this creek and others in southeast Minnesota. At the Legislature, TU works to protect groundwater, reduce nitrate contamination of the Driftless Area streams and fight against sulfide-ore mining, among other issues. Habitat for trout means improved habitat for birds, bees and wildflowers, and better water quality for all. As you know, streams provide great birding. There will be time for a Q&A following the presentation. Find more info on Trout Unlimited-MN at www.mntu.org.