Post by Ken Corbett on Sept 25, 2006 17:14:26 GMT -5
I was chatting with a paddler today and he mentioned the logs at the bottom of the St. Croix.
His vision is to get a backhoe to run right down the river when it's shallow and pick up all the logs and pile them on the shore. Then the next dream would be to haul all these pulp logs to a mill.
In his dream world, a mile a year of the river could be cleaned up, and it would be done by our next lifetime. Georgia-Pacific would pay for it, as that's the company who ran the river full of logs for several lifetimes.
I think that would create more damage than it would mend. But yeah, it would be nice to haul out all those logs. I know they are running a log-removal project on the Madawaska River in Quebec and NB up by Edmundston, where the same problem exists. Perhaps their experience could be used in the St. Croix.
Could be worth looking into ...
Last Edit: Sept 25, 2006 17:15:15 GMT -5 by Ken Corbett
I've heard that those logs(at least in one area) can be worth tons of money because many of them are birds eye maple? Wouldn't that be cool? That might be one way to get the logs out if somebody thought they were worth something.
There has been many years of log drives on the rivers up here and I would have to say that I've never seen any log piles on the bottom of the river. There are a few places though that there is still no trees grow on the high river banks because that was one of the places that they slid the logs into the river. That is kind of neat.
However, I've hijacked this post.... Ken and all who did the tire removal::: GREAT JOB!!!!
"As long as the river still runs to the sea, Hey Lucky You, Lucky Me"---Alan Doyle, Great Big Sea