A frugal wall of trees may save eroding Riceford Creek

Volunteers anchor tree to the creek banks.
Conservation Corps volunteers Beth Dahl, left, Joe McCarthy, Jennie LaRoche and Travis Wilder work to anchor a tree to the banks of Riceford Creek near Spring Grove, Minn., Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. Conservation Corps workers, with guidance from the Nature Conservancy, are using cedar trees to help stabilize the banks of the creek, which leads to the South Fork of the Root River.
Alex Kolyer for MPR