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Pine River Rock Dam to Pine River Fish Passage Project Video

Web posted November 17, 2020
The Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District releases start-to-finish video footage of the Pine River Fish Passage Project.

This video gives you the inside view of what it took to replace the Pine Rock Dam into a five-rock weir structure.

Beth Hippert lead project manager stated, “The dam has been blocking fish passage for more than 47 years. This was about restoring fish passage and aquatic habitat passage where there had been none.”

Through this video you will see the fish-passage corridor that connects downstream habitats and to the arched rock structures that direct and diffuse high streamflow.

Hippert said. “Every time projects like this happen, the general public learns a little bit more (about) how we’re all interconnected. Reopening the fish passage and solving the erosion issues will protect the resources and support ecological health far into the future.”

This project is a great example of local governments and citizens groups working together to make our community a better place.

The Outdoor Heritage Funds were crucial to getting this project completed.

We are so grateful for all the partners and Minnesota Native Landscape for completing the construction.

Funding provided from the Outdoor Heritage fund as part of the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment. The videography was completed by Red Canoe Cre8tive

Please share the video with your friends and colleagues.

YouTube Video Link: https://youtu.be/yQtw8eGtZKQ

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