Habitat Day with Rawhide Boys Ranch
May 14 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
2019 Rawhide Habitat Event
Meet at ~9am — lunch will be provided
Things to bring:
- Waders, preferably an older pair
- Gloves that can get wet
- Eye protection
- Insect repellant
- Lawn chair for lunch
TU National’s mission statement is: Conserve, Protect, and Restore North America’s cold water fisheries and watersheds
On Tuesday May 14th FVTU and the boys from Rawhide will assist FVTU and the DNR in restoring Humphrey Creek’s stream habitat. Humphrey Creek is a key part of the Pine River system. The effort will include re-orienting fallen trees into log sills, eradicating invasive vegetation along stream banks, and improving channelization by installing brush bundles.
The importance of the day is more than stream restoration. We provide positive role models for the boys who may not have a male role model in their life. The boys are in a program called ABOUT FACE which entails structure and discipline. It is a 40 day program, they are graded daily. If they do not get a passing grade, that day does not count as one of the 40. They MUST earn the privilege of attending a stream restoration day. Feed back is the boys enjoy the outing and interacting with us. Also, they do a large part of the heavy lifting.
The site location is on 22nd Drive between Cty K and Aniwa Dr across from S Gilbert Lake road which is NE of Wild Rose and NW of Saxeville. GPS coordinates: 44.21006, -86.180391
Starting time will be 9:00 AM allowing the Rawhide boys to complete their morning duties and driving to the site. Lunch will be served and we should be winding up by 1 or 1:30
Last year generally we had 4 or 5 FVTU volunteers at each session, I hope we can get several more to attend each session this year. It is an enjoyable and worthwhile day.