Pulling mussels from the … now no longer underwater river bottom

Rick Livingston, associate director of Ohio State’s Humanities Institute, says the rescue of mussels stranded by the 5th Avenue dam removal has actually already started:

“I spent the day pulling mussels from just below the site — we moved close to 400 downstream, to just below Harrison Park. For better or worse, that wedge of river between the dam and the bend has been unbelievably productive; hopefully they’ll like the site downriver as much.

“Also, the folks at Stantec (the company in charge of the dam removal) were really grateful for all the enthusiastic volunteers; unfortunately, they’re only equipped to handle two volunteers per Stantec worker, so there’s a bit of a bottleneck.”

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