Saturday, April 23, 2016 – Spring Branch Creek – meet at Hatchery parking lot – coffee and rolls start at 8 a.m., work begins at 8:30 a.m.: The DNR has had a contractor repair/replace the corridor fence along the Tibbott Easement, farther back from the stream. We will be removing old posts and fence. DNR staff will be operating equipment and will remove posts with the assistance of volunteer crews. Volunteers will also be removing clips and staples from the old fence using pliers and will be rolling the old barb fence for repurposing or disposal. Volunteers will also be needed to carry posts and wire from removal locations to an on-site “pile” or hay wagon. Volunteers will not need to be in the water so waders are not needed. Volunteers should consider wearing long-sleeved shirts, pants, boots, and gloves to avoid punctures and abrasions from the old barb fence and brush. It is also recommended that volunteers wear some type of protective glasses if working around the old fence and brush.
It is our best guess that we have at least an entire morning of work and may even need to work after lunch a bit if folks are available and willing. It will largely depend on how the day goes and how many volunteers help out. We will not be post-pounding this time and will wrap things up by 3:00 pm at the latest. With some luck we will have things finished up way before the afternoon.
See below for a map to the Manchester DNR Fish Hatchery parking lot.