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Riparian Planting at the Estuary
January 16, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Want to help restore one of California’s remaining wild salmon runs? Come help the Watershed Stewards by planting along the Mattole River! This event will be hosted by the Watershed Stewards Program with help from the Mattole Restoration Council, and will take place Saturday January 16th. Volunteers are encouraged to arrive at 9:30 a.m. at the Mattole beach campground, located approximately 6 miles west of Petrolia at the end of Lighthouse Road. Work will include planting native riparian vegetation and removing invasive vegetation in a newly restored floodplain along the Mattole River. The volunteer day will run from 9:30 a.m. through 1:30 p.m. with breaks for lunch and snacks.
Volunteers will enjoy the beautiful Mattole estuary while helping to plant 300 native riparian plants. This vegetation will help secure sediment, as well as provide biodiversity to the newly restored floodplain. Parking for this event will be available at the Mattole beach day use area. Volunteers should bring appropriate clothing for a variety of weather, including rain gear, layers, and appropriate footwear. Light snacks and water will be provided and volunteers should bring their own water containers.
See flyer below for more info:
Estuary Planting Flyer