When Snake Creek, an important floodwater drainage outlet for Guthrie, became clogged because it was used more as a dumping ground than a waterway, the public and private sectors rolled up their sleeves to attack the problem.
In just the first 10 months of the restoration project, nearly 17-hundred man-hours were invested. The Guthrie Street Department worked with the Parks and Grounds Department and a motivated citizens group to clear the channel of more than 42-hundred cubic yards of debris.
By creating a pleasant environment and planning for a trail to run the length of Snake River, they’ve created a long-term solution to dumping while protecting its floodplain. The City of Guthrie has waded in deeply to receive tonight’s final exceptional merit award for environmental improvement.
Posted on 05/01/2006
by Sonny Wilkinson filed under