CFC Volunteer Trips - 16) Riparian Planting at Stump Creek

 

Project: Riparian Planting at Stump Creek


Date:
Saturday, November 2nd, 2024 (10:30 am to 4:00 pm)


Location:
Just west of Mt. St. Helen’s (~2.5 hours from PDX/Vancouver)


Trip leader:
Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator


Trip description:
Logging practices and the Mt. St. Helens eruption have left a lasting impact on the South Fork Toutle River watershed, particularly affecting habitats and biodiversity along waterways like Stump Creek. To enhance and restore ecological balance, we will plant willows and conifers near the instream restoration sites where we built instream structures in 2022 and 2023. Join us in our efforts to restore biodiversity along Stump Creek, ensuring healthier aquatic and riparian ecosystems.


Task:
  Harvest willow stakes from nearby locations and plant them in the riparian zone of Stump Creek along with conifer seedlings that are currently being grown out 


Trip difficulty:
3 out of 5 || This trip includes using hand tools, continual bending and squatting and walking on uneven terrain and through water with heavy gear.  Volunteers are encouraged to work at a pace that is most comfortable for them.

 

What you need:  Rubber boots (we have extra!), warm layers, rain gear, sun protection, day pack with food/water and other essentials, and camping gear (detailed list sent via email)

Gear provided: Loppers, clippers, shovels, gloves

Lodging: N/A

Schedule Summary

This activity occurs between Saturday, November 02, 2024 and Saturday, November 02, 2024