Mar 9: Trout Trail Workday Summary and Pics

On Saturday, March 9th 16 volunteers from the Green Bay and Oconto River TU chapters came together to put some finishing “clean-ups” on, and around, Haller Creek.

The focus of the workday was two-fold. One of our objectives was to remove some of the invasive buckthorn that had started crowding the area around Haller Creek. To get us started, Brown County Parks Department’s Program & Natural Resource Manager, Jason Petrella, arranged to have the buckthorn (we planned to remove) painted. This way we were only removing buckthorn & and not other trees/shrubs as identification can be challenging without leaves. Using lopers and chainsaws, we cut down the buckthorn. We then pulled them away from the side of the creek. In order to prevent re-growth we applied “Buckthorn Blaster” to the stumps.

The second element of our workday was to replace the educational signs with new ones. While the signs that were in the ground were fairly new (1-2 years old), Quick Signs recently provided us with signs made from material that should last even longer than the others. The new signs were at no additional cost to the chapter.

After the work was done, the GBTU treated volunteers to a lunch of Jimmy Johns Subs, Mary Kruse’s chili (amazing!), snack foods & drinks.

A big thanks to Jason & the Brown County Parks Department, GBTU work project chair Paul Kruse & all the volunteers that attended: Jim VandenBranden, Dave Ostanek, Stephan Walfang, Kim McCarthy, Matt Norem, Paul Pinkston, Pat Klatt, Tom Klatt, Jeff House, John Kuiken, Jeff Dugre, Dennis Dugre, Brent Levash, Doug Seidl, Paul Kruse, & Adrian Meseberg

Check out the pictures of our work day below:

Thank you for all you do for our coldwater resources !!!

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