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November 10, 2014 (Alpine) – The Back Country Land Trust (BCLT) and the Endangered Habitats Conservancy are looking for volunteers to help restore the watershed along Alpine Creek and Alpine Boulevard.  On Saturday, November 15th and 22nd, volunteers will help plant native trees, shrubs, and ground-cover species to enhance native habitat along this important wildlife corridor through Alpine.  Here are details provided by the BCLT:

Saturday, November 15 - 1 to 4pm   (Riparian Planting)

As a follow up to our site preparation and stream bank stabilization projects earlier this year, we'll be completing this habitat restoration project by installing native trees, shrubs, and ground-cover along the creek. Volunteers will learn native plant identification, planting and watering techniques for native plants, propagation by cutting and division of plant stocks, and how to build gopher cages for your newly installed plants.

Saturday, November 22 - 1 to 4pm    (Upland Planting)

For this event, we'll be working in the upslope areas along Alpine Boulevard to install native plants as a protective barrier to roadway trash, run-off, and encroachment. Trees, shrubs, and vines will be planted to create a privacy screen and roadside hedgerow. Volunteers will learn upland plant identification, site selection for dry condition plants, hedgerow planting, and irrigation system techniques.

Project location is 505 Alpine Boulevard

Please bring: long sleeves and pants, sturdy shoes, work gloves, and sun protection.


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