Thursday, May 19, 2011

Canoga Creek Clean-up a Success

Thanks to all the members that participated in the 2011 Canoga Creek Clean-up. There were more than 20 people involved, from the Finger Lakes chapter of Trout Unlimited and Kuneytown Sportsmen's Club, with support from Cayuga Lake Watershed Network. We are well on our way to establishing the Canoga Creek Conservancy Consortium (C4).

7 bags of trash were collected, as well as at least as many tires and even an old TV set. A great deal of effort was expended removing the invasive and noxious Multiflora rose. The removal of this invasive species will allow greater access for anglers as well as for future conservation efforts to address erosion, improve in-stream habitat for brook trout, and reforestation activities in the state-owned Canoga Creek Wildlife Management Area. A special thanks to Andy Buss for bringing his enthusiasm and skills to the project, and to Eric Riegel for hauling the refuse and the use of his business' dumpster.

Keith Tidball

Secretary, Kuneytown Sportsmen’s Club

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