Simms Park Native Plants
In addition, they provide food (organic matter such as leaf, needle and branch litter, and terrestrial invertebrates, which contribute to the stream food web), stabilize stream banks from erosion and prevent excessive silt and surface run-off pollution from entering the water. In terms of fish habitat one of the most important functions of riparian vegetation, is the contribution of large woody debris (LWD), to the stream. Mature trees provide LWD in the form of logs, sticks and branches or other wood that falls into the stream channel. This LWD influences the flow and shape of the stream channel, increases habitat complexity and provides cover for juvenile fish.
Approximately 4,000 native plants were planted at the Kus-kus-sum site over six days this October! THANK YOU to the 160 volunteers who contributed to planting, mulching and watering during this time – we would not have been able to accomplish this without you.
Stream RestorationImproving juvenile summer rearing habitat for salmonids, creating spawning grounds for Chum and removing floating mats of invasive reed canary grass to rejuvenate our local streams.Project Watershed is currently restoring two local creeks: Glen...
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