Community Service with Friends of the Teton River
Silver Star volunteers recently had the opportunity to get their hands dirty, and their feet wet, helping the Friends of the Teton River (FTR) with their stream restoration project.
On May 4th, Silver Star’s Driggs community service team – consisting of Jason Hawkins, Jamie Lerwill, Dale Weeks, Nick Beard, and Jacob Wood – joined forces with FTR to help build brush mattresses to protect juvenile Yellowstone cutthroat trout in Teton Valley. This is a project that FTR has undertaken in partnership with Teton Valley Trout Unlimited, Teton Regional Land Trust, and Intermountain Aquatics.
Due to stream degradation, many parts of the Teton River and its tributaries lack healthy ecosystems for Yellowstone cutthroat trout, causing their populations to decline. Through FTR’s stream restoration project, various bio-engineering techniques are used to stabilize stream banks and channels to restore healthy aquatic ecosystems and improve fish populations.
About Community Service at Silver Star:
Silver Star encourages all team members to take part in a group community service project on company time. We aim for 100% employee participation. Silver Star believes it is important to support the organizations that help to enhance quality of life in our community. If you have an idea for a project and would like to have it considered by a Silver Star community service team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org