Silver Salmon Creek project hike Saturday

Posted: Friday, June 25, 2004

This spring and summer, the Kenai Watershed Forum will be restoring a major section of Silver Salmon Creek near Ninilchik. The floods in the fall of 2002 completely destroyed the area where Oilwell Road crosses Silver Salmon Creek. Join Kenai Watershed Forum executive director Robert Ruffner to visit the site and hike the section downstream from the culvert failure.

During the hike, Ruffner will talk about the events that led to the culvert failure and the reconstruction and restoration of the streambed. The site will be under construction, so bring rubber boots or hip boots. Meet at the culvert crossing on Oilwell Road (approximately 5 miles from the Sterling Highway) at 10 a.m. Saturday and bring a sack lunch.The program is free and open to the public.

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