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December 12, 2009 in Washington Voices

Paul Sifford was the driving force for Rockford’s Rock Creek enhancement project.

The roots of this tiny cottonwood tree are growing out of a fabric roll along the bank of Rock Creek.

J. BarT RAYNIAK photo

Former Rockford public works director Paul Sifford points to newly planted shade trees along Rock Creek Wednesday. Across the stream, fabric rolls have been placed to help control erosion.