The CSNC team and our awesome volunteers!

 


Our first restoration event of the year was a great success!
With the help of our enthusiastic volunteers, the CSNC team was able to restore 0.351 acres off Darling Ridge Road! We began by sinking a large log at the entrance to an illegal OHV route to prevent vehicle access.
We then spread duff and debris along the whole route, focusing specifically on the rills and ruts which were causing the most sediment loss. Caleb and Matt dug in some water bars to redirect water off the road and minimize erosion.

We also pulled a (thankfully) small patch of scotch broom that was encroaching on soaproot in the area. We will continue to keep an eye out for scotch broom at this site.

Thanks to recent rains, there were some promising spots to transplant seedlings. Hopefully these will grow up big and strong! We even added some vertical mulching at the entrance to further disguise and exclude the route.

A big thank you to everyone who came out to work on this site with us. We got more done than we thought was possible because of your hard work and dedication.

If you couldn’t make it out to this event (or if you did!), we hope you’ll consider joining us on Tuesday, April 25th when we head out to Traverse Creek!