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Mussels on the Move

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volunteers wading in creekPortland is showing how community, science and infrastructure are all coming together in the restoration of Crystal Springs Creek

Earlier this month, 25 volunteers with the Crystal Springs Partnership, Johnson Creek Watershed Council and Xerces Society helped relocate native freshwater mussels to prepare for the new Environmental Services culvert replacement project along Crystal Springs Creek. 

2,000 mussels were moved upstream with help from the humans and some creative transportation containers.

Read more about the day and the humor of moving mussels on the Crystal Springs Partnership’s blog: Our Mussels Find New Digs

In 2013, volunteers also relocated mussels from the Westmoreland Park pond in preparation for construction there.  Find out more about that effort, and why mussels matter.  

volunteers salvaging mussels from creek freshwater mussels

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Tom Liptan

July 23, 2016 at 2:56 PM

Way to go environmental services, xercise society and othe volunteers. I'm so happy for the mussels and our community! Thank you

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