The Living Arroyos Program hosted two volunteer workdays in the month of February. Each volunteer event was hosted at separate project sites with two distinct goals in mind.
February 4th volunteer day group photo
February 18th volunteer day group photo
On Saturday, February 4th, volunteers were asked to meet at the Stanley Reach Project site to implement riparian habitat maintenance plans. We were delighted to meet with 25 volunteers who were eager to get the job done. We dedicated the morning toward removing wild radish plants that were invading areas where our native trees are trying to flourish.
Volunteers hand weeding wild radish
We are excited to announce that our volunteers removed 490 gallons of wild radish plants by hand. After a 15 minute break, we focused our attention on the native trees located closer to the channel. Due to recent rainstorms, these trees were covered and/or damaged by large loads of wooden debris that were deposited on stream banks. Volunteers worked diligently removing 1,125 gallons of wooden debris.
Volunteer removing wooden debris
We hosted another successful volunteer event on Saturday, February 18th, at the Springtown Mitigation Project site. 49 enthusiastic volunteers attended the event to assist in enhancing riparian habitat.
We had three goals for the day: (1) plant 167 native trees (2) participate in the City of Livermore’s BioBlitz by logging 167 trees in the iNaturalist App, and (3) remove trash. Because of the large group of volunteers, we were able to achieve all three goals!
After planting and logging the 167 native trees, volunteers removed over 200 gallons of trash out of the channel.
Volunteers planting a native tree
Father and son removing trash
We want to thank our volunteers for their efforts in improving and enhancing local riparian habitat! We look forward to working with you all again : )