Next step in Sevenmile Creek restoration completed

Prickly Pear Land Trust and its community partners celebrated a big milestone as they completed the next step in their project to restore parts of Sevenmile Creek.

Construction work began in June on the 2.2 mile section of the creek near the Scratchgravel Hills. The work involved closing off a portion of the damaged stream and rerouting water to the new channel. Years ago, the water was manually redirected and as a result, the current stream bed became eroded and the channel deepened. That erosion forced sediment downstream and into the Lake Helena watershed – which became a problem and is ultimately what spurred the beginning of the restoration work.