Thank you Scout Troop 998 and the Rotary Club for helping us plant two willows and thirteen sycamore trees at Sycamore Grove. This work was part of mitigation work for the City of Livermore to replace the trees lost by the fire last year near the Olivina entrance of Sycamore Grove.
32 amazing volunteers helped us pick up trash and plant native trees along the Arroyo Las Positas in Springtown this past Saturday (1/20), thank you! We planted 90 native trees and shrubs including: mulefat, willows and elderberries. This is the second year we have planted native vegetation in Springtown in between Bluebell Drive and Heather Lane. The goal of this project is to eventually shade out the cattails that grow in the creek. The cattails slow down the flow of water during our heavy rain events and can cause flooding. By planting native trees we can increase native habitat for wildlife, protect the local neighborhoods from flooding, and provide the community with access to nature in their own back yards.
I want to thank the fourteen volunteers who volunteered with us this past Saturday, January the 6th. We spread the last bit of mulch around our oak trees at the Stanley Reach. Spreading mulch is an effective way at reducing weeds, retaining soil moisture during our hot dry summers, and adding nutrients to the soil as the mulch biodegrades.