Neighbors plant trees and remove garbage at Peabody Creek
This past Saturday, a group of dedicated citizens came together to help a small urban creek in Port Angeles. It was a privilege to be present for such an incredible collaboration and demostration of stewardship. Thank you all for your hard work!
Together, the Friends of Peabody Creek, NOSC, and Feiro Marine Life Center planted 200 western hemlock and Douglas fir seedlings; pulled enough invasive ivy, holly and laurel to construct three large, rafted compost piles; and filled 15 trash bags with litter gleaned from the riparian forest and creek—a task we did not list in the day’s agenda!
A special acknowledgment is due to the following individuals and groups for making this event a special one:
–Feiro Marine Life Center for providing the snacks and for all the great work they do in Port Angeles
–Harry Bell and Ernie Latson of Green Crow Corporation for donating 200 trees
–Brenna Latchford for helping prepare the site and loading tools
–Olympic Powersports for offering part of their lot for event parking
The next scheduled event at Peabody Creek is Saturday, April 19th. This event will be coordinated by Washington Coastsavers and Strait ECO Net and is part of a Strait-wide coast clean-up effort around Earth Day 2014. Please visit http://www.coastsavers.org/volunteer.html for more information on signing up and what you can do rally support in your neighborhood.
This does not mean we couldn’t have another work party or two leading up to Earth Day. There’s still much work to be done! If you’re interested in organizing a work party, please get a hold of me through email or 379-8051.
For upcoming volunteer opportunities, check out our events calendar here or our Facebook page.