We need your help with an important project.
Phase 1 of our Pennington Bridge Restoration project is complete, and we are now planning for Phase 2. In March, we removed 3,500 cubic yards of sand and gravel from a point-bar opposite of an erosive streambank compromising the integrity of the Pennington Bridge and downstream properties. Our hope is that by reducing the elevation of the point-bar, water will be able to spread out into the river, alleviating erosion rates to the opposite bank and protecting the Pennington Bridge infrastructure. This will give us some breathing room to work on a long-term, sustainable solution to this problem (Phase 2).
This project directly benefits:
- Water quality;
- Aquatic habitat;
- Recreational opportunities (floating);
- Public infrastructure; and
- Downstream properties.
Project partners, funders, and contractors included Madison County, MFWP, MWCC, BoR, Rowe Excavation, Great West Engineering, Applied Geomorphology, and Geum Environmental Consulting.
For more information or to support this project with a donation, visit https://bhwc.harnessapp.com/wv2/campaign/3906.
Invest in the Big Hole watershed by contributing to this project! We need your donations to help us complete this important project. You can contribute once, monthly, or even round up the change from your purchases.
“Conservation is as much about community as it is our land and water.” (Jim Hagenbarth, BHWC Vice-Chairman/Rancher.)