Fly Fishing Volunteers Needed For Trout Habitat Revitalization Project

April 29, 2021
By Autumn Shelton

Folks who love fly fishing are needed to help give one Greenbrier County creek a face-lift.

According to Bronson Cody Brown, vice president of the Southern WV Chapter of Trout Unlimited, volunteers are needed to help revitalize a section of Milligan Creek located on Miller Mountain Road just off Route 60 between Alta and Lewisburg in the community known as Richlands.

The structures in the creek that provide trout a place to prosper and to hide from predators have failed, Brown said. For this reason, Brown and others decided to apply for the appropriate permits and speak to the landowner about habitat revitalization.

The property owner, Dan Hart, has given permission to allow public access to this section of Milligan Creek, but it is fly fishing only, Brown said. The creek comes out of a cave about 75 yards above the “fly fishing only” section, and averages 8-10’ wide.

The waters are pristine and will allow for great fly fishing opportunities, according to Brown.

For those interested in helping with habitat revitalization efforts, a special meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18, at Milligan Creek. It will be an outdoor meeting.

To get to the special section of the creek where the meeting will be held, Brown said to travel approximately one mile up Miller Mountain Road, a one-lane gravel road, to a parking area next to an old cargo unit of a tractor-trailer.

Volunteering will take place over several weekends and will involve physical labor, but food and drinks will be supplied by the chapter.

For additional information or more detailed directions, contact Brown at 304-640-7625, or message him on Facebook at Southern WV Chapter Trout Unlimited.

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