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2006 - Exceptional Merit - Local Government - Environmental Improvement - City of Guthrie

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.