A project to improve steelhead fishing in western Erie County should be wrapping up later this week.
Crews are building a series of steps to allow the steelhead to move upstream past a small culvert and waterfall that had been blocking their path along Crooked Creek in Girard Township.
The steps made of anchored logs, will create pools, which the fish can navigate a mile farther upstream, providing more access for fishermen.
The steps are different from concrete bypasses on other streams.
Girard Township Supervisor Bill Felege said, "This is a cost effective way to do this, also less maintenance. This is a natural flow so we are looking at a really good project on Crooked Creek here in Girard Township."
A $125,000 grant from the Sustain Our Great Lakes, a public-private partnership, is funding the project.