Clearwater's Salmon Restoration Marathon is underway!
Gabriel and Leo weeding and mulching
Every day we go out armed with clippers and shovels (and protected by gloves!) to the big field behind the school, to pull and flatten grasses around saplings so that mulch can be piled up, or to pull out invasive scotch broom, blackberry, and thistle.
Bryan, Jacy & Meghan chopping blackberry for composting
Jesse, Stephen and Rain digging out Scotch Broom
Liberated Shore Pine bent over from weight of tall dead grass
This effort is part of Clearwater's ongoing partnership with Snohomish County in an ecological restoration of the North Creek for salmon and other wildlife. The native trees and shrubs will provide wildlife habitat, and their root systems will prevent erosion and sendiment in the creek bed, so that salmon habitat is preserved.
Samadhi and Leo weeding and mulching
Matt and Johnna weeding and mulching
Jackie and Tarka pull weeds and mulch
JR and Max dig out thistles