The Watershed Stewards Program (WSP) is partnering with the Humboldt County Resource Conservation District (HCRCD) to host a volunteer tree planting and invasive plant removal event. The event will take place Saturday January 30th from 9:30 am to 2pm and will help with the upkeep and restoration of the Salt River.
The upcoming volunteer opportunity with the Watershed Stewards Program and Humboldt County Resource Conservation District is a great way to get involved in ecological restoration and learn the history and significance of the Salt River watershed and the greater Eel River Delta. Join WSP and HCRCD by meeting at the Ferndale Fairgrounds (5th St. and Van Ness Ave.) at 9:30am on Saturday January 30th. From there volunteers are will take a seven minute shuttle ride to the work site as there is limited parking for private vehicles. A shuttle will be available upon request throughout the work day. Volunteers will spend the day planting native trees and shrubs, removing invasive plants and mulching disturbed areas to prevent sediment runoff into the stream. The event will conclude at 2pm after a free BBQ lunch is served. More information can be found and arrangements for large groups can be made by calling watershed steward member Emily at 530-514-8714 or email Emily.Moloney@ccc.ca.gov.
The mission of the Watershed Stewards Program (WSP) is to conserve, restore, and enhance anadromous watersheds for future generations by linking education with high-quality scientific practices. A program of the California Conservation Corps, WSP is one of the most productive programs for future employment in natural resources. WSP is administered by CaliforniaVolunteers and sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service.