Taken Away: City removes beaver dam for safety | News
, 2023-01-17 12:00:00,
It is natural for beavers to construct dams at local waterways but one such dam has been removed by the City of St. Helens due to flooding and safety concerns.
“Yes, the City of St. Helens recently removed a beaver dam from McCormick Park,” St. Helens Communications Officer Crystal King told The Chronicle. “The dam was located close to the pedestrian bridge that spans Milton Creek. This bridge provides connection from the main playground and parking lot area of McCormick Park to additional walking trails and disc golf holes on the opposite side of the creek.”
King said the location of the beaver dam created two concerns if it was left in place:
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