Thursday, August 29, 2013

Mossy Creek

Mossy Creek, a nationally acclaimed trout stream in Augusta and Rockingham counties, is getting a major upgrade! The WSLS video tells the story about significant restoration work being done on a stretch of the stream near Mount Solon in Augusta County. Years of mostly manmade obstacles like a dam that turned the flowing creek into a pond, along with heavy agricultural use along the banks, had rendered this section of the creek almost lifeless and certainly not healthy trout habitat.

Thanks to the efforts of Trout Unlimited, landowners, and the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, Mossy Creek is healthier and so are all the downstream waters such as North River, the Shenandoah River, and the Chesapeake Bay. Improving Mossy Creek is not only good for the environement, it is good for the economy -  sport fishing generates business for local outfitters, gas stations, and restaurants, as well.

Watch the video on the Trout Unlimited website.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

why hasn't the local paper or tv picked up on this story?