Yampa Valley Climate Crew – Tree Planting on Elkhead Creek

Yampa Valley Climate Crew - Tree Planting on Elkhead Creek

15oct9:00 amYampa Valley Climate Crew - Tree Planting on Elkhead Creek

Event Details

Title: Come plant trees along Elkhead Creek!

Short description: Join us to plant trees and restore riparian areas on Elkhead Creek with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Trout Unlimited (TU).

Difficulty: Easy (working along a riverbank)

Project details: Lower Elkhead Creek is a nine-mile stretch of creek below Elkhead Reservoir, and over the years, has experienced significant bank erosion, channel incision and riparian habitat degradation. Many landowners on Lower Elkhead Creek have been participating in a collaborative effort to restore the Elkhead Creek ecosystem, and Phase 1 of the restoration project currently includes a five-mile stretch of creek directly below Elkhead Reservoir. Working with private landowners, NRCS and TU is teaming with the Yampa Valley Climate Crew to plant native trees and shrubs that will help stabilize the banks and revitalize the riparian area. We will be working within a 1.5-mile stretch of the creek and planting cottonwoods, alders, willows, and chokecherries.

We hope that you can join us for a day of tree planting, which will have a positive impact for years to come. A BBQ will also be held for our volunteers as a thank you for their hard work!

Please contact ryan@yvsc.org with any questions.



October 15, 2022 9:00 am(GMT+00:00)

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