Saturday, June 18, 2011

Just upstream from a former Brook Trout stream

Winter Sand
I'm getting some yard work done this morning. The town hasn't been by yet to collect this past winter's sand from the road so I'm doing it just to make sure the storm drains stay open.

I took this wheelbarrow full of sand just from the apron of my driveway. It was all destined for a small stream down the hill which does double duty for all our runoff.

That stream has no trout in it. Long ago ornamental ponds damned dammed it up and it now runs warm through the summer months.

I can't help but think how things might be different if a few small dams were eliminated, we did a better job of managing storm water runoff and maybe we cleaned up after ourselves a bit more.


  1. Wouldn't it be great if people would give up their damned/dammed ornamental ponds and just appreciate the running water?