After years of dreaming and months of planning, volunteers working to turn a straight ditch on the Bozeman High School campus into an attractive, meandering creek are seeing their idea become reality.
“It’s happening!” stream restoration expert Scott Gillilan said Tuesday.
Along North 11th Avenue, the air was filled with the beep-beep-beep from a hydraulic excavator and Bobcat loader. Sime Construction workers used their heavy equipment to dig a winding channel for the new streambed and fill in the old ditch.
Gillilan said by the end of next week, he hopes it will look like the creek has been in its new channel forever.