Using Nature to Restore NatureAugust 17, 2021
At Foster Branch in Joppatowne, beavers built a small dam or two causing a nearby walking bridge to flood. As a result, Harford County’s Department of Parks and Recreation asked Ecotone to bring down the water level in the pond so folks in the community could continue to use the walking paths. Our response to the issue was to install a flow management device. The device allows the beaver and the pond/wetland habitat they created and maintain to remain in Copenhaver Park, thereby preventing many tons of sediment per year from entering tidal waters, as those sediment are now being deposited in the beaver pond. Once again, Team Ecotone and Beaver are a wicked effective combination!