Conservation Corps volunteer Beth Dahl lowers a tree into position
Conservation Corps volunteer Beth Dahl lowers a tree into position along banks of Riceford Creek near Spring Grove, Minn., Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. Conservation Corps workers, along with guidance from the Nature Conservancy, are using cedar trees to help stabilize the banks of Riceford Creek, which leads to the South Fork of the Root River. Waterways across Southeastern Minnesota have suffered a lot of erosion this year. Over the last few months, volunteers have been anchoring trees to the banks of the creek hoping to slow the current and allow sediment to build and reverse the erosion damage.
Credit: Alex Kolyer for MPR
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