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Manitou Springs hires Manny the Beaver to help keep local park healthy – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs, Colorado 2021-09-17 00:25:45 –

Manitou Springs — A few years ago, staff in Manitou Springs had a problem with a beaver living in Schreiber Pond. Initially, the city was worried that the beaver might damage the trees in the park and wanted to find a way to move the beaver.

However, with the intervention of nationally acclaimed beaver experts, the city has discovered that beavers can actually be beneficial to the environment. Beavers are territorial seeds. That is, other animals rely on beavers to survive. By helping beavers stay in Shreber Pond, the city eliminates the problem of multiple beavers fighting for space and creates a more sustainable ecosystem at Shreber Park.

So the city decided to keep a beaver and named him Manny.

“I was nervous to start without knowing if Beaver would work together, so of course I was really excited to see the plan work, but over time, we hope we can live with nature. To confirm, I heard that the information is really exciting, “said Deputy Mayor Lon Chaney.

City officials fed Manitou Springs, which had fallen branches and branches removed from the area around Manitou Springs, and laid wire mesh on nearby trees to protect Manitou from excessive chewing. In addition, the dams built by Manny’s family will help mitigate the effects of possible floods in the area.

The Parks Authority says that you can already see the benefits of Manny’s presence in the park, including the prosperity of more wildlife in the Schreiber Park area.

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