Cascade Volcanoes • Entered by Laurie Kerr on February 1, 2021
January 30, 2021 – February 1, 2021
Participants and Hours
|Pre Planning hours||56|
|Post Admin hours||1|
Key Issue: Climate Change
Activity Type: Stewardship (monitoring, sampling, planting, etc.)
Key Partners: Chehalis River Basin Land Trust/Carbon Capture Foundation
Outcome 1: Plants planted (125 trees)
Outcome 2: Event Attendees (16 people)
Outcome 3: Invasives removed (0.5 acres)[/if 1231]
Short Description of Activity
16 Broads and guests met at Chehalis Discovery Trail and planted 125 Doug Fir trees. We also cut and dug out blackberry vines along the trail.
The goal of the activity was to plant the donated trees and restore the riparian area along the Chehalis by pulling out invasive plants. The Broads worked hard and had fun while meeting other like-minded women in Washington and Oregon. We ran out of trees at 10:30 so we started pulling blackberry plants and continued until lunch under the shelter. The weather held off on rain until after 3pm. We have been invited back next year to plant more trees. The trail was recently inundated by heavy rains which flattened the reed canary grass and eroded the bank of the river. It appeared that our trees from our previous plantings have held up. We plan to go back in the summer and hike a nearby trail and check on our plantings. We had a great time and everyone was so positive while social distancing! There is much much more restoration needed to remove the blackberries.
4-Laurie and Trish Claffey