Thank you to our Hoko River work party volunteers!
On the Hoko River last week, Salmon Coalition staff, volunteers, and partners were met with success that surpassed even our optimistic expectations. Willows, spruce and dogwood that were planted in February 2014 had fended for themselves, despite rampant competition from a sea of Reed Canary Grass, an invasive plant that often overgrows small trees and shrubs.
Volunteers gave the small trees a boost by clearing out Reed Canary Grass.
Meanwhile, two crews from Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe joined us for a bit of heavier maintenance on trees and shrubs that had been losing ground to invasive Himalayan blackberry.
This strong showing from volunteers and partners sets the stage for middle school students from Crescent and Clallam Bay schools who will analyze and implement next steps for restoring this site, through our Middle School Restoration Engineers program.
For more information about the Hoko River and other salmon restoration projects in the western strait region, please contact Kim Clark: firstname.lastname@example.org; (360) 504-5646
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