Garvin Brook

Winona County

Winona County

Location: Winona County, MN

Funding: Lessard-Sams 2012

Contact: Win-Cres Chapter

Goals: Improve a stretch of the stream that has been heavily damaged by floods by correcting the stream channel, creating a native plant community and stabilizing the eroding banks.


• Remove flood damage debris from the channel.

• Install an engineered stream crossing.

• Narrow the stream channel and reslope eroded banks

• Eradication of invasive species and planting of native vegetation

• Installation of overhead cover for trout

Implementation: Construction will begin April 2014.

Project Contributors: Trout Unlimited, MNDNR Fisheries, and Forestry, the local Conservation Corps crew, the Stockton-Rollingstone-Minnesota City Watershed District, and the Water Resources Center at Winona State University.