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LaChute River being cleared

Beavers, debris obstruct waterway

Bryan Giroux of Watercraft Plus in Ticonderoga works to clear the LaChute River of debris from the boat launch in Bicentennial Park to Lake Champlain.

Bryan Giroux of Watercraft Plus in Ticonderoga works to clear the LaChute River of debris from the boat launch in Bicentennial Park to Lake Champlain.

— “They are taking down trees about a foot in diameter,” he said. “The problem being that the trees have the potential of obstructing flow and could eventually cause the river to overflow its banks.

“The damaged trees can easily be seen from Bicentennial Park, as can the beavers, if you are there early or late in the day,” he added.

Sperry would like to see trappers take some of the beavers to alleviate the problem.

Reynolds is pleased to see the LaChute River corridor cleared. The project fits in nicely with the adjacent LaChute River Trail used by recreationalists.

“PRIDE continues to be the champion of the LaChute River Trail making sure our residents and visitors have quality walking, biking and boating experiences,” Reynolds said, “and we are fortunate to have many partners in our efforts throughout the town and county as well as George as an active board member to oversee all things water related on the LaChute.”

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