Girard Township, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and other partners, received a grant to restore fish passage in Crooked Creek and improve habitat and water quality along 1,500 stream feet in an unnamed tributary to Lake Erie. The Springfield Road Fish Passage reconnected 7 miles of the upper watershed for fish ascending from Lake Erie to complete their life cycle. The passage work included in-stream habitat improvement elements that have improved the condition of the stream where the fish passage facility now exists. In addition to increased cover elements and pool habitat components, the project corrected 200 feet of exposed streambank that contributed sediment to downstream reaches to Lake Erie. The Culbertson Drive Culvert Replacement corrected 200 feet of exposed streambank that had contributed sediment to 1, 500 feet of the tributary downstream reaches and to Lake Erie in the past. Together, these efforts will benefit steelhead, white sucker, and many other fish species.
Girard Township, Erie County, PA