In time for Rivers Month, Kettle Creek in Leidy Township has better fishing access thanks to local partners and a DCNR grant.
The Kettle Creek Watershed Association, Clinton County Conservation District, and Trout Unlimited teamed up to restore habitat and create an accessible parking area for fishing along Kettle Creek.
Work included stream restoration, an ADA parking pad, a riparian buffer planting, and educational signs.
The project is a prime example of promoting recreation for all by improving public fishing access in a high-value cold water fishery.
“Following my return from Vietnam, this is the place I came to get away,” Jim Toth, board chairman of the Kettle Creek Watershed Association, said in an article about the project. “This watershed has given my family and me so much, and projects like this are a way that the Kettle Creek Watershed Association can help give back to his place and all of the people who come here to enjoy it.”
Along with DCNR, other state partners included the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission.