West Indian Creek

Wabasha County

Wabasha County

Location: Wabasha County, MN

Pre-Project

Pre-Project

Funding: Lessard-Sams 2011

Post-Project

Post-Project

Contact: Hiawatha Chapter

Goals: Reduce bank erosion, increase cover, reconnect stream to its floodplain, add native plant species whenever appropriate and possible, improve/increase sunlight to streams and increase trout angling opportunities.

Methods:

 Sloping and stabilization of stream banks.

• Installation of overhead cover for trout.

• Installation of soil erosion blankets.

• Mulching and seeding of exposed stream banks with native species and removing undesirable woody species.

• Improvement of stream crossings

Implementation: Construction was completed in June 2012.

Project Contributors: Trout Unlimited and the MNDNR