With volunteers from Forks of the Delaware Chapter of Trout Unlimited, in-kind contributions of labor and equipment from Forks and Palmer Townships, and funding from Bushkill Stream Conservancy, the partnership has completed a variety of stream improvement and erosion-control projects over the past decade. Included have been streambank plantings for erosion control along the Binney Meadows section of the main stream and at the Edelmans crossing of the Little Bushkill, among other areas; “sawtooth” stone structures below Edgewood Avenue, at Bushkill Park, and near Penn Pump Park; and removal of downed trees from the railroad bridge at Penn Pump. The 2001 project involved widening and leveling the access strip, installing erosion control buffers, and adding guard rails at the popular duck-feeding area along Tatamy Road in Palmer.

A buckeye butterfly resting on vervain near the stream.