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By Amber Hayden
BOYCEVILLE — The Tiffany Creek stream bank project is still on schedule according to Superintendent Kevin Sipple.
The project that has been in the works, in conjunction with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), was started in December of 2018 and should be completed in mid-August at the latest.
“The tree removal process was scheduled between December and May and is complete,” Sipple stated.
Those trees that had been removed were because they had reached their maturity or were trimmed back due to being to close to power lines.
In an article written for the November 14 issue of the Tribune Press Reporter Sipple had explained the school had lost between seven and eight feet of the property and decided to consult with the DNR and ask what they recommended.
During the discussions, DNR officials concluded that instead of just fixing the corner, that an aggressive project on the entire stream should be done.
The project will reduce the amount of time it will take for flooding to recede after two to three days of a constant rain.
The public will begin to notice the shot rock being hauled in over the next few weeks, according to Sipple, and the DNR will look to be on site with their equipment in late June.
“If the weather cooperates, the work should be completed in 30-40 days from the DNR being on site,” Sipple stated.
The park located behind the middle/high school has seen less use in recent years with the trees and foliage taking over, and the fields were losing the back corner when it would flood.
The school will look in the future to replant disease resistant trees where they should be, and not where they were placed by nature.