The Piranha goes to work

Our gentle readers may remember that one of Jeff Goad's first good deeds as our new President was the preparation and submission of our 2012 grant application to The Trout and Salmon Foundation. The application requested funds to support the purchase, in conjunction with our good friends from CWTU, of a Piranha sand dredge for Shawn Sullivan of the Wisconsin DNR. We learned, about this time last year, that our application had been successful.

Some Victories, Major Battles to Come

I thank the EDTU chapter for allowing me to speak at the November meeting on the very critical issue of water extraction by Perrier/Nestle in Michigan and Wisconsin. As I mentioned, a single pump can withdraw more than 700,000 gallons of water in a single day. Imagine what harm it can do in a year’s time! Perrier/Nestle is only interested in spring water . . . the lifeblood of our streams, lakes and wetlands.

Letter from CWTU

I would like to take this time to thank everyone from the EDTU chapter who was able to make it to our work days last summer, and to invite all who can make it this year. Here is a summary of the work that was accomplished and the benefit of all the hard work.

Last year we improved over 1800 feet of stream on the Mecan River. These improvements included about 250 feet of bank covers, the removal of a wing dam, some brushing in a much needed area and the building of six lunker structures.

The Mecan River Project is Underway

For the second consecutive year we joined forces with the Central Wisconsin Chapter, the Trout and Salmon Foundation and the Wisconsin DNR for a restoration project. This year it is the Mecan River near Wautoma.

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