Join Carol Hillestad and Adam Schellhammer for a talk-and-walk about dry dams, starting at The Friendly Community Center in Mountainhome!
A dry dam sounds like a contradiction. The point of a dam is to hold water, right?
The answer is yes. And also no. The dry dam helps regulate the flow of the Leavitt Branch, one of the headwaters of Brodhead Creek.
Adam Schellhammer of Monroe County Conservation District will share the story and the science: how to protect drinking water, prevent erosion, keep the watershed safe, and coexist with nature, rather than constantly fighting it.
Parking at the dry dam is limited. The walk is easy, with a slight incline and a grassy path that is uneven in places and may be wet.
The tour is free, but registration is required.