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Fish cribs installed in Little Lake Butte des Morts

Neenah high school students work with the DNR to create fish habitat along the Little Lake Butte des Morts shoreline, December 7, 2017. (WLUK)

NEENAH (WLUK) -- Little Lake Butte des Morts in Neenah is getting help to rehabilitate its fish population.

Arrowhead Park officials have been working with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in the past two years over concerns of a dwindling fish population.

The two organizations came together to install fish cribs Thursday.

The cribs incorporate fresh trees anchored into the water.

One biologist says that the fish cribs help wildlife grow.

"They come in, they spawn around the structure and then in June, they use that as refuge to hide from predators and grow to adult age where anglers can come around and hopefully fish for them down the road," said Adam Nickel with the DNR.

Officials say they will come back and measure how well the fish cribs are working by surveying how many fish are harvested, the types and how large they are.

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