|Geese were our constant companions, foraging on the new ground.|
|The excavators worked from "swamp mats" to keep from sinking in the soft soils while cutting grade.|
|Trees that had grown up on the manmade creek berms were cut and sold for pulp and milling.|
On Saturday September 5th I stopped through the site with Chrissy, my wife, to look for fish. And boy was I surprised to find three summer chum hanging under a logjam we built two weeks before and spawning right before our eyes!
On a separate visit, I joined US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to observe other changes Maynard has taken on. We saw 45 great blue herons eating fish out of Discovery Bay waters, then spooked a golden eagle from a roosting spot and it swooped above our heads. This was interesting given the USFWS grant that the Salmon Coalition used to implement a portion of the project looked closely as bird usage of area wetlands.
That's all for now.
Kevin Long, Project Manager