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Chadakoin River Restoration Project Update

The next phase of our latest Chadakoin River restoration work has begun!

With help from 13 volunteers from National Fuel on April 24th, we installed 240 native flowers on a section of the river’s shoreline (near the Main Street bridge next to the former Friendly’s restaurant in Jamestown) to create habitat and food sources for native pollinators and also help beautify that section of the Jamestown RiverWalk. We also wrapped two dozen or so large bank trees with wire fencing to protect them from damage by the beavers who inhabit the river. These trees help stabilize the river’s bank and prevent erosion, which in turn will help protect the river’s water quality. The trees also provide shade to keep the water temperature in the river down to benefit the fish and other aquatic creatures who live there.


The volunteers lent a hand as part of National Fuel’s “Days of Doing” program, an annual three-day company-wide event where more than 700 National Fuel employees provide approximately 2,300 volunteer hours to a variety of service projects located across the company’s NY and PA service area. The projects selected this year were focused on environmental conservation and stewardship activities such as planting, clean-up, and beautification activities. We thank National Fuel and their amazing volunteer crew for helping us make our community a better, healthier, prettier place!


We’re planning to do additional native plantings and some hydroseeding with tall native grasses on other restored sections of the riverbank later this summer and fall. Stay tuned for those updates!


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