Last weekend, I continued working to reinvigorate a former trout stream that flows through my 94-acre parcel in Monroe County, West Virginia. After school let out for the day, I drove the 56 miles to the land and planted 20 trees, 10 each of sycamores and silky dogwoods.
This part of the creek formerly suffered damage from livestock-caused erosion, and the banks have been worn down in a number of places. It is at those places where I planted the trees.
One learns something about a particular piece of land almost everytime the property is visited. On this occasion, I found where a small spring dribbled into my creek - a fount that I have never noticed before. Hopefully that spring, and the improvements I've done and will do, will one day result in trout being restored there.