SPARTA, NJ - Several members of the Fred S. Burroughs North Jersey Chapter of Trout Unlimited participated in Sparta day.

Sue Reed, the chapter’s secretary, said, “We’re here to make Sparta residents aware of our project to restore Sparta Glen Brook as a native brook trout stream.  It was severely damaged in August 2000 by a major rain event, subsequently restored, but that restoration effort failed with Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy.  We have contracted with Urbani Fisheries of Bozeman, MT, who has been doing this kind of restoration for many years, to stop the brook’s bank erosion and restore its’ ecosystem to its’ natural state.”

Reed said, “The project will cost about $100,000.  The chapter has raised $55,000.”  They need to raise another $45,000 in the next six to nine months, and are asking for help from Sparta businesses and residents.

You are invited to visit North Jersey Trout Unlimited’s website, www.nnjtu.org for more details on the project and to make a donation.