The latest issue of “The Current” newsletter is hot off the presses from the Eagle River Watershed Council

Eagle River Basin
Eagle River Basin

Click here to read the newsletter. Here’s an excerpt:

When we planted saplings at the Edwards Restorations site a few years ago, we encircled them with wire cages to protect them from local beavers. The trees are now outgrowing the cages but still aren’t quite big enough to withstand the industrious beavers.

A group of 7th and 8th graders from Stone Creek Charter School helped us to remove the beaver cages and paint the trees with a mixture of paint and sand. The beavers don’t like chewing on the sand, plus the paint is breathable and won’t hurt the trees as they continue to grow! Many thanks to Stone Creek Charter School for all their help!

More Eagle River watershed coverage here.

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