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Trumpeter Creek Restoration Project

Project underway to restore flow of Trumpeter Creek


By Kimberly Cauvel, Skagit Valley Herald staff reporter

TRUMPETER CREEK — A usually quiet area where tall grasses surround a murky creek just northeast of Mount Vernon was bustling Monday as a group worked to catch fish in nets.

The fish were being taken out of Trumpeter Creek as part of a restoration project.

Skagit County, the Skagit Land Trust and Ducks Unlimited are working together on the project, which will restore Trumpeter Creek to a flow that will meander through the grassy landscape and eventually be flanked by trees and shrubs.

In the early 1900s, Trumpeter Creek was straightened into a deep ditch that improved drainage for agriculture on the land around it, Skagit Land Trust Conservation Director Michael Kirshenbaum said.

Restoring 3,000 feet of the creek on Skagit Land Trust property to a meandering flow will improve water quality and benefit fish.

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