For the past few weeks, Living Arroyos staff members have been hard at work mowing Stanley Reach. One of the primary objectives, is to promote the establishment of three distinct habitats within three zones: a riparian habitat closest to the channel (Zone A), a native grassland in the middle of the stream bank (Zone B), and an oak woodland at the top of the bank (Zone C).
On November 5th, 57 volunteers assisted the Living Arroyos field staff in raking up dead plant material in Zones A, B & C; and removing more Cocklebur plants in Zone A.
In fact, we removed…drum-roll please…3, 780 gallons of plant material!
Plant material ready for the green waste bin
Thiseffort, created favorable conditions to seed native grasses in Zone B and space to plant more native riparian trees in Zone A. If you would like to join us in planting 200 riparian trees, please visit our volunteer page to register for our November 19th volunteer event.
We would like to welcome our first-time volunteers from the Global Leadership
Initiative group and the Las Positas College Student group to the Living Arroyos team!
We would also like to thank all of our volunteers for their gift of time and energy toward renewing riparian habitat as Stanley Reach.
We look forward to working will all of you again!