Living Arroyos

November 5th Volunteer Workday

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).

Habitat zones at Stanley Reach

Habitat zones at Stanley Reach

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.

Volunteers hand weed Zone A

Volunteers hand weed Zone A

Volunteers raking Zones A, B & C

  Volunteers raking Zones A, B & C

In fact, we removed…drum-roll please…3, 780 gallons of plant material! 

Volunteers transporting dead plant material to the service roadPlant material ready for the green waste bin

Plant material ready for the green waste bin

Having fun!

: )

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.

Nov. 5th group photo

Nov. 5th group photo

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!

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