The Initiative’s long-term monitoring plan calls for fish surveys to be conducted every 3 years at 3 separate locations on the Conewago Creek. This monitoring helps the Initiative and its partners to understand what effect restoration efforts are having on the fish population living in the Conewago Creek and to determine how much work is still left to be done.
The Hershey Meadows site was sampled in June of 2012. This site is located on the Conewago Creek between Routes 283 and 743. A large restoration project was completed on this stretch of stream in 2009 and the survey suggests a very positive response from the fish population.
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In October of 2012 the other two locations were sampled. One is located near the mouth where Covered Bridge Rd crosses the Conewago Creek and the second was located in State Game Lands 145 near the town of Colebrook. These results along with the results from Hershey Meadows can be compraed to surveys completed in 1972, 1973, and 2007 to paint a picture of how fish populations have changed over time.
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