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Restoration Project Improves Brook Trout Habitat


Last updated 8/10/2020 at 4:18pm

Raymond Starmack, a biological science technician, with the N.C. Wildlife Resource Commission's Brook Trout Crew, inspects a Brook Trout.

Amidst a stream restoration project geared toward improving the efficiency of the Cathey's Creek water treatment facility came a gift for one of the local native species.

The city of Brevard teamed up with the Resource Institute, of Winston-Salem, to improve the quality of water entering the treatment facility, reducing erosion and other pollutants that make purifying water more difficult and expensive, and in addition to improving our water quality came a number of projects that should improve the habitat and migration of the Southern Appalachian brook trout.

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