Lake Protection Grant
During the end of August, a permit was issued, and preparations made for construction of catchment basins at Steve and Lorie Parkman ravine. Putting small weirs (catchment basins) at the bottom of a deep ravine required a slide for materials to get to the worksite without disrupting the forest floor. At the polebarn, I found two sixteen-foot 2x6s and eight-foot corrugated steel roofing. Old plywood held it all together and several layers of plastic roadside sign material was used to make the surface slippery. It is nice to have had repurposed materials available for such a unique project. Clunky as it was, the 16 slide could be moved around with the tractor and trailer and served its purpose well. A load of 6x18 cobble was brought to Site #1 at the top of the ravine. After a discussion with Steve Parkman on the details of our project, we were ready to begin. Steve and his two sons, Colan and Cody were great help, but Colan got a job in Los Angeles and Cody went off to college at UMD. When he could after work, Steves weightlifting ability and dedicated work ethic, made the labor of placing rock much easier and faster.
Grant LPT66920 awarded