Get Involved! Artifical Nurse Stump Installment at Snow Creek Preserve

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On October 22nd, the Salmon Coalition, Jefferson Land Trust, YES! students, and a ragtag team of volunteers began construction of 25 artificial nurse stumps at the Upper Snow Creek Preserve. The logs are designed to provide a raised environment amidst a field of reed canary grass so that native trees will be able to gather more sunlight and nutrients when competing with this tough invasive, and hopefully acquire a better start in life. Come out and learn more about nurse logs and get involved by helping us to finish this project, as well as help eradicate nearby English ivy. On January 7th we will return again to plant native trees in the artificial nurse logs as well as along our existing creekside planting that volunteers assisted with last year. The Upper Snow Creek is a beautiful preserve that needs our help in returning it back to its natural state.
 November 5th from 10am to 1pm.
Access to Upper Snow Creek Preserve is on West Snow Creek Way, in the Snow Creek Ranch community.

– From Port Townsend, take Hwy 20 south. Turn left onto Highway 101. There will be Salmon Coalition signs and flags at the entry of Snow Creek Way. The road is just past the HWY 104 Junction.

-From Port Angeles/Sequim, take Hwy 101 east. West Snow Creek Way is on your right about a ½ mile past the HWY 104 Junction.

Here is a map. Volunteers will be parking at the large silos on the left.

On the day of the event, all you will need is warm (waterproof if it’s rainy or muddy) work clothes, some water, and a lunch. Light snacks and warm beverages will be provided.

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3 Responses

  1. Jim Pearson says:

    Am I correct that there will be follow up work on the nurse logs on November 5?

    • Sarah Doyle says:

      Hi Jim,

      Yes, there will be follow-up work and more box building on November 5th! The boxes will then be planted on January 7th. Thank you for your interest!


    • NOSC says:

      Yes! On November 5th, we had another great day of creating nurse stumps for native trees at the Upper Snow Creek Site. On January 7th, we will be planting amidst those artificial stumps as well as putting in some new additions to our creek side planting from last year.

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