Construction Waster Becomes Fish Habitat

Posted Wednesday May 31, 2017 by wf_admin

You were a part of an exciting project that both prevented waste heading to a landfill and improved fish habitat. This one-of-a-kind project in Champaign County, Illinois used discarded PVC pipe from the Illinois plumbers licensing examination that would normally have been thrown away. Volunteers used the pipe to assemble fish habitat structures that were added to Wolf Creek. Each structure prevented 50 pounds of material from being dumped into a landfill. The fish habitats were weighted down with sandbags. Once loaded into the water, scuba divers checked each structure to make sure it was properly placed on the bottom of the creek. Underwater divers, fish stocking and creel surveys are being used to help determine the degree of success in bringing back bass and crappie to Wolf Creek. Your support helped make this possible.