November 11, 2017
Call for Volunteers 10 AM — 1 PM
Help restore biodiversity & resilience to Richland Creek.
Contact us if you plan to volunteer, so we have plenty of provisions. Thanks!
Volunteers will be planting native trees in the area that we recently eradicated of invasive vines and shrubs that are causing disease to the existing mature trees.
Your help planting the trees will improve the health, biodiversity and sustainability of Richland Creek.
Find us from the Richland Creek Greenway to help plant trees… Planting projects are being conducted next to Richland Creek and its Greenway at McCabe Park. This Google map indicates where to find the parking area at the Richland Creek Greenway trailhead, on the corner of Wyoming and 51st Avenue North in Sylvan Park. If the trailhead parking is full, please park along Wyoming Avenue, indicated on map below. Then take a short walk on the Greenway to the tree planting project site, shown on the map below (click for larger view). Please do not block driveways or traffic, when parking on the street. Thanks!
Wear your digging clothes, work shoes or boots, and dress for the current weather conditions. Feel free to bring your own shovel and gloves. Supplies and refreshments will be provided to volunteers.
If we need to reschedule due to weather conditions, we’ll post the change on this event post.
More about the McCabe Park Restoration Project: RCWA is restoring riparian zones of Richland Creek locacted at McCabe Park. The restoration will take many projects over several years to be completed. Last year we completed three smaller pilot study sites. This year we are eradicating and re-planting over an acre of riparian zone at McCabe Park, along Richland Creek, next to the Greenway. The area supports many kinds of wildlife, so much care will be taken to minimize disturbance to their homes. First, by leaving a section between each project-site untouched initially, as a safe haven, and planting eradicated riparian areas with native species to boost food and habitat value. We will be doing an inventory of the native species existing before work begins, and after work is completed, we’ll check for plant survival, discovery of volunteer natives, and evaluate our eradication process. Volunters plant native trees for all of our restoration projects.
riparian – relating to or living or located on the bank of a natural watercourse or sometimes of a lake or other water body. Plant communities along the river margins and banks are called riparian vegetation. The word riparian is derived from Latin ripa, meaning river bank. A riparian zone (area) is the interface between land and a river or stream. Riparain zones are unique habitats important in ecology, and for supporting aquatic and fauna ecosystems.