The mission of the Mifflin County Conservation District is to conserve the county’s natural resources through coordinated and professional guidance, technical assistance, and education to the landowners, public agencies, and residents of Mifflin County
Fish Habitat Structures Completed at Kish Park
During the first week of June, eight additional fish habitat improvement structures were installed along the banks of Kishacoquillas Creek at Kish Park. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission along with the Mifflin County Conservation District and Kish Park staff, completed the installation of 7 multi-log vanes and one stone deflector on June 6th. This completes the fish habitat improvement phase of this project.
The following week, the Conservation District and the Penn’s Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited planted 45 trees in the area around the new structures. This planting will help to complete the 2nd phase of the project at Kish Park. The 2nd phase started with the Kish Park Arbor Day Planting Event in April when 150 trees and shrubs were planted by the MCJHS Conservation Club, Mifflin County Home School groups, and the Penns Creek Chapter of TU. More trees will be planted this fall.
Funding for this project is provided by the Pennsylvania Coldwater Heritage Partnership, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.