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Fish Habitat and Portage Coming Soon to Heishman’s Mill!

Great news for outdoor enthusiasts! The Friends of Historic Heishman’s Mill (FHHM) are thrilled to announce that construction on the Heishman’s Mill Fish Habitat and Portage will begin on July 1st, 2024!

Thanks to generous grants from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and DCNR’s rivers program, along with the incredible support from mill owners Randy and Angie Heishman (who donated a recreational easement to FHHM), this project will soon become a reality.

FHHM volunteers have already been busy getting things prepped! On July 17th, they installed special measures to prevent soil erosion and protect the Conodoguinet Creek.

What to expect:

  • Improved access: The project will include a portage and launch for canoes and kayaks, making it easier to explore the scenic waterway.
  • Safety first: Safety fencing will be installed around the dam for peace of mind.
  • Learn and explore: Educational signage will be placed to share the history of the mill and the importance of healthy waterways.
  • Accessibility for all: An ADA-approved walkway and parking will ensure everyone can enjoy this beautiful space.

Mark your calendars! We anticipate construction to be completed by October 1st, 2024. Following that, the area will be open to the public for recreational fishing and paddling adventures.

Stay tuned! We’ll be sharing updates on the project’s progress.

We can’t wait to welcome you to this exciting new addition at Heishman’s Mill!

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