Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Wildlands To Remove "Dam" in Monocacy Creek
The Wildlands Conservancy likes to say it has been "creating lasting connections to nature since 1973." It's been creating lasting connections to grant money, too. One of its latest dam removal projects concerns what some might call a dam near Bridle Path Road, near the St. Francis Retreat Center. Hanover Township Supervisors elected to take no position in response to an inquiry from the state DEP.
"I wouldn't call it a dam," noted Manager Jay Finnigan. "Beavers build bigger dams than that," he said of plans to remove what looks more like a speed bump.
Parks activist and blogger Michael Molovinsky recently played a major role in dissuading South Whitehall Commissioners from authorizing the removal of Wehr's Dam along the Jordan Creek. He might have a different attitude towards this proposal. The Monocacy, unlike the Jordan, is a high quality cold-water trout stream. So this proposal might make sense.