Willow Planting for Creek Restoration with Rogue River Watershed Council
Join as a volunteer at the scenic Vesper Meadow Restoration Preserve. We will plant willows along headwater creeks of the Rogue River using restoration techniques to weave willow cuttings. Learn to create live gully-breaks and diverse creek features - a fun and easy way to participate as a land steward. All are welcome, recommended for ages 12 and up.
As we re-establish native riparian vegetation, planting willows will restore the creek channel previously eroded by grazing and down-cutting associated with lack of vegetation. Increased riparian vegetation will also decrease stream temperature, and restore habitat for birds and aquatic organisms. This event marks the beginning of the second year of restoration activities for the Vesper Meadow Restoration
wear work boots or knee-high waders, layers, sun protection
bring a sack lunch and water bottle (we will provide extra water and supplemental snacks!)
we will supply tools, but if you have these things please bring a 5 gallon bucket, hand clippers, digging tools
Carpool: Meet at 9:15 at Rite Aid in Ashland, Oregon