Gaining Ground from Reed Canary Grass along Mallard Creek
Willow stakes for out shading reed canary grass – Dan Bowen
Volunteers mulching beside Mallard Creek
Twenty-one Project Watershed volunteers, including three students from the Isfeld Environment Club, and five AECON volunteers participated in harvesting, planting, and mulching nearly 1000 willow stakes along 150 meters of the creek. These plantings will shade out invasive reed canary grass as they grow, and will contribute to riparian zone enhancement, improving habitat conditions for salmon, birds, small mammals and amphibians.
The group was so productive we now have enough willow stakes harvested to plant another stretch of the creek of about the same length. We will be organizing another planting day sometime this winter or early next spring, so keep your eyes peeled!
More on Reed Canary Grass
Invasive reed canary grass in Mallard Creek – Dan Bowen
In lieu of doing a group cleanup, we are asking that people do a cleanup with their bubble at a pre-selected beach as part of a Decentralized Cleanup!
Here at Project Watershed, we believe understanding your landscape or waterscape is the first step to becoming a steward of that landscape. So please join us on this experiential exploration of your watershed! As a bonus, each time you share a photo and comment on Facebook or Instagram, you will be entered into a raffle to win one of three $20.00 gift cards from the Co-op Peninsula.
Background The Comox Valley Project Watershed Society is an action-oriented environmental non-profit organization. Our mission is to promote community stewardship of Comox Valley watersheds though education, information, and action. We work to protect, restore, and...
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