The South Fayette Conservation Group in conjunction with SF Township Public Works, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and community volunteers installed eight structures in the clean waters of Miller's Run upstream of the Gladden Discharge with $10,000 in funding from the Allegheny County Conservation District's Clean Water Fund.
In addition to creating fish habitats, the structures also provide great stream bank erosion relief. The project detailed in an article which appeared in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.
|Fish Habitat/Log Vane Deflector Project|
|Logs are precisely placed to direct the flow away from the stream bank. Root wads are also sometimes used to create deflectors. 18 Hemlock trees and 5 root wads were used in the completion of 8 structures for this project.
||18 Hemlock trees and 5 root wads were used in the completion of 8 structures for this project. Rebar and stone secure the logs in place.
|Approximately 120 tons of rock were used over the 3 days that it took to construct the deflectors.||Land disturbed by the construction is properly restored and seeded.|