West Virginia members restore Sutton Lake

SUTTON, W.Va. — Members of the West Virginia B.A.S.S. Nation added vegetation to Sutton Lake to improve the habitat for baitfish and bass.

"We installed a new 6,500-square-foot vegetation cage, planted bullrush, pondweed and arrow arum, and installed 40 spider blocks at Sutton Lake," said Jerod Harman, conservation director for the West Virginia B.A.S.S. Nation. "We also replanted an existing vegetation cage and completed cage repairs."

Clubs involved with this project were the Mon Valley Bassmasters, Bassbusters and Buckhannon Bassmasters. Members worked with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to add the habitat to the lake.

In all, 15 volunteers worked on the effort. They, alongside 20 other participants, contributed 250 man-hours to add 2 acres of habitat and 2,000 native plants, and they raised $3,000 for the project.