Phase 1

  • DSC 0001  Now entering construction zone.
  • DSC 0005  Opening up the path
  • DSC 0054  Willows and dogwoods were found on site to use for live stakes in the stream bank protection.
  • DSC 0011  Willows are bundled together and then placed in water until needed.
  • DSC 0048  Surveyors marking Lake Sawyer
  • DSC 0099  Stone deliveries for stream bank protection.
  • DSC 0075  Pre-existing conditions near Bend 1.
  • DSC 0118  Looking down stream Bend 1 with silk curtain to catch sediment while Lake Sawyer drains.
  • DSC 0123  Looking upstream Bend 1 with silk curtain. Surveyor stakes marking Low Profile Stone Toe Protection (LPSTP).
  • DSCN9188  Stone and living stakes for Bend 1 stream bank protection.
  • DSCN9190  A "Key" in Bank 3. Another structure used to stabilize the stream banks of the Ottawa River. Live stakes line the edge.
  • DSCN9196  Stone deliveries at Bend 3.
  • DSCN9192  Placement of the LPSTP at Bend 3.
  • DSC 0116  Preparing for the "big drain" of Lake Sawyer.
  • DSCN9131  The drain in action with shut-off valve at Bend 1.
  • DSC 0132  Bend 1 LPSTP delivered and ready to be formed.
  • DSC 0004  Near finished LPSTP looking upstream at Bend 1.
  • DSC 0018  LPSTP with live stakes looking upstream at Bend 1.
  • DSC 0057  Dave Derrick leading the construction of the LPSTP looking down stream at Bend 1, with live stakes.
  • DSC 0033  "The Pit", located off the drive coming into camp, was dug to place the dredgings from Lake Sawyer to encourage dewatering before the material is hauled off site.
  • DSC 0028  Pre-existing conditions were collected to allow surveyors to lay out the outflow channel for the Lake to overflow into the Ottawa River.
  • DSCN9110  Beginning the construction of the old BB-gun range. Notice the water sheet-flowing on top of the old concrete pad Scouts used to stand on for the range.
  • DSCN9111  Removing the concrete pad.
  • DSCN9112  Taking the bigest pieces out first.
  • DSCN9114  Dave Hails from Ecological Restoration using the mini-excavator to break up pieces of concrete too large to pick up whole.
  • DSCN9115  Loading up the Marooka with the concrete pad.
  • DSCN9142  Large logs are placed in the area for stabilization.
  • DSCN9199  Cunningham Ditch getting redirected from accross the concrete pad to a more natural flow into Lake Sawyer.
  • DSC 0025  Step-pools were created at Cunningham Ditch for a gradual elevation change into Lake Sawyer. This tiered system reduces velocity of the stream and, in turn, reduces erosion.
  • DSC 0065  Excess debris backing up sediment from Hartman Ditch getting removed.
  • DSC 0014  Dave Derrick with the Army Corp of Engineers (Left) talking with Kristina Patterson (Partners for Clean Streams - Right) and Dave Hails (Ecological Restoration - Far Right)
  • DSC 0006  Dave Derrick developing the "Sedge-ucation" for Camp.
  • DSC 0073  Kris Patterson talking to Ohio EPA who came out for a small tour of the project.
  • DSC 0077  Derrick's passion really shows during these tours.
  • DSC 0087  Dave talking through Cunningham Ditch with the EPA tour.
  • DSC 0100  Derrick showing the Ohio EPA group the stream structures as they appear on plans vs. built.
  • Derrick Teaching  Derrick and Ohio EPA at Bend 3 describing the practicality of the in-stream structures.
  • DSC 0032  Lake Sawyer two-thirds through it's big drain.