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Pollution be dammed: Conservation District considers unique answer to waterway erosion

Keith R. Stevenson/Pocono Record Keith R. Stevenson/Pocono Record

Editor's Note:
Anything we can do, collectively, to prevent storm water from rushing downhill into the creek is going to help with erosion.  Instead of pushing water downhill, straight past your property, consider adding a berm to run the water laterally, across the slope.  That way, the water stays in the ground and supports our water table, instead of drying out the hillside so that we can buy water in bottles!


Any person would say the Monroe County Conservation District’s plan to combat stream pollution is pretty novel. Just don’t ask any beavers — they might think its a little contrived.

A few months after publicly discussing a shift of district focus from builder regulation to waterway cleanup, MCCD chairperson Joe Hanyon and board member David Moyer are outlining plans to implement man-made beaver dams to restore stream banks and reduce pollution.

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