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CA Creek Tree Planting – 4/17/21
April 17, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pmFree
This April we will have 50 5-gallon potted trees, ~400 willow poles and miscellaneous plugs to plant on our California Creek Livestock BMPs project.
15-20 volunteers are needed each of the two days. Registered volunteers will receive e-mail updates as we get closer to the event including the physical address, driving directions and updated information.
On Saturday April 10th and Saturday April 17 , 2021 the Spokane Falls Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be hosting a volunteer planting event for to complete the final phase of this project under Washington State Department of Ecology.
Hiking boots or the preferred mud boots, gloves and a shovel are needed. We will have some equipment on hand for anyone that does not have them. Mainly shovels.
Times: 10 AM – 2PM. We could easily finish sooner if we recruit a full 15-20 people.
Mask should be worn anytime you can’t be more than 6 feet from another person.
Directions, Meeting Point, and Start Time:
We will be meeting at landowner’s property near Mica, WA. This is approximately a 16-mile / 30 minute drive from the South Hill, Spokane at 10:00 AM. The physical address and directions will be e-mailed under separate cover to all registered volunteers.
Activities will include:
- Using a gas drill with an auger to drill holes and pilot holes
- 5-gallon tree planting
- Willow pole planting
- Plug planting (various species)
- Installing fencing around potted trees and tree protection
- Snacks non-alcohol drinks provided by SFTU
Project Lead: Bruce Kinkead, Fisheries Biologist, Coeur d’Alene Tribe and SFTU Conservation Co-Chair.
4/10/2021 Volunteer Coordinator: SFTU Advisory Board Member, Harvey Morrison.
4/17/2021 Volunteer Coordinator: SFTU President, Joshua Abel
What to Bring?
Check the weather to be sure to properly dress. It could be chilly and/or wet! Boots or hip boots/waders and work gloves are a must. All other tools and materials will be provided. A spare set of clothes is a good thing to bring as well, in the rare event you get really wet, muddy or fall into the creek. This happened once that we know of! While we’ll provide snacks, you may want to bring a lunch.
The event is full. If you would like to be added to the standby list for 4/17/21 please email Joshua Abel at firstname.lastname@example.org