Keeper of the creek

Oak Park man tackles onslaught of crayfish

INVASION OF THE BEASTIES—Above, Oak Park resident Joel Goldes checks a trap for crayfish, which are encroaching Lindero Creek near his home. Top left, a close-up of one of the annoying critters, which prey on native species and cause issues with creek-bed erosion. Photos by SYLVIE BELMOND/Acorn Newspapers

During a morning outing with his two dogs last week, Joel Goldes retrieved more than two dozen crayfish from the nine traps he’d set in the water along a quarter-mile stretch of Lindero Cree...

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