The Transylvania Times -

By Park Baker
Staff Writer 

Property Owners Team Up On River Project – Brevard NC


Last updated 11/29/2016 at 4:19pm

Lois and Carl Ganner, along with neighbor Woody Platt, teamed up on the project. (Times photo by Park Baker)

Two neighboring local landowners recently teamed up to return a section of the East Fork of the French Broad River to a more natural state.

The severely eroded stream bank was graded back, and manmade installations were used to slow water and create pools, which serve not only as habitat but also as buffers.

Both Carl and Lois Ganner, along with neighbor Woody Platt, saw the potential to really restore the East Fork River to its original flow and appearance by drastically reducing the amount of sediment built up in the river.

The conservation conversation took shape after the two hom...

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