Week 5: July 29th - August 2nd

 Jeremy Camus installs a bank log on Aucoin's brook.

Jeremy Camus installs a bank log on Aucoin's brook.

Week 5: July 29th – August 2nd was another great week for the Chéticamp River Salmon Association. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday the group worked on the demolition of an old crib on Aucoin’s brook, and replaced it with a series of much smaller bank logs. The group emptied the old crib of rocks, removed the water resistant carpet, built bank logs behind the existing structure, filled most of the new structure with rocks, and finally, with the help of chainsaw operator Albert Deveau, removed the old structure.  Thursday, members of the group continued work on the crib project and finished up some odd jobs on Aucoin’s brook. The central section of the new bank log was secured in place with nails and filled with rocks. The group then travelled upstream doing maintenance on over a dozen digger logs (removal of large rocks from pools, construction of reflectors, ramp maintenance, etc.), and removed several blockages. Friday, members of the group removed two digger logs on Aucoin’s brook that were no longer doing their jobs. Rocks were removed from beneath the logs, and the logs were cut into small sections and removed from the brook. In the afternoon the group removed pieces of rebar and large nails from sections of the old dismantled crib.

 The finished product! 

The finished product!