Pennsylvania Sea Grant and Benedictine Sisters of Erie are Hosting a Walking Tour of the Sevenmile Creek Restoration Site
(ERIE, PA) -- Pennsylvania Sea Grant and the Benedictine Sisters of Erie are hosting a public walking tour to view restoration activities, now underway, to restore approximately 500 feet of Sevenmile Creek. The public tour is being held on Wednesday, August 9th at at 5:00 p.m., meeting at the Glinodo Center located at 6270 East Lake Road in Harborcreek Township.
Each year tons of sediment erodes from the banks of Sevenmile Creek, which flows through Glinodo, and into Lake Erie. This erosion and excess sediment is detrimental to the health of the stream, to macroinvertebrates, fish, and other aquatic species, to the stability of streamside properties, and ultimately to the health of Lake Erie.
The restoration of this stretch of Sevenmile Creek will improve fish habitat, water quality, and will reduce sedimentation entering the stream by 45.6 tons annually. The restoration also includes the widening and revegetation of an existing forested riparian streambank, which will provide shade for the creek, stability for streamside land, and provide vital habitats for birds, mammals, and other wildlife.
Pennsylvania Sea Grant and the Benedictine Sisters of Erie encourage the community to participate in the event to learn more about Sevenmile Creek, the project, the positive improvements they may see because of the work, and to ask questions. Contact Dave Skellie or Tom Cermak of Pennsylvania Sea Grant with questions or for additional details, at 814.217.9011.
To learn more about Pennsylvania Sea Grant, visit http://seagrant.psu.edu