Tis the season for volunteering! Healdsburg Habitat Restoration along Foss Creek

9:00 AM on Saturday, December 15

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Overview

A bit last minute I realize BUT if anyone else is feeling volunteery, please come join! I will meet anyone who is interested in joining at Flying Goat Coffee in downtown Healdsburg a half hour early for a coffee jolt :)

There is a lovely creek in Healdsburg called Foss Creek. It is a simple unassuming creek that serves as my nature fix on many a lunch break. There is a native plant garden near the creek that needs some love. See post from Russian Riverkeeper organization below:

Foss Creek Community Restoration Project

Come down to Foss Creek this Saturday 9 a.m. to Noon for our final 2012 workday!

This Saturday we invite you to join us at the Foss Creek Community Restoration Project to continue working to improve habitat along Healdsburg's Foss Creek. We will be working at the Wetzel Native Plant Garden this Saturday located at 3 North Street in Healdsburg. We will be planting new native plants, doing a bit of weeding and cleaning up after the storms two weeks ago. We will also be checking our erosion controls and other maintenance to get the Wetzel Native Plant Garden ready to bloom and thrive next spring!

The weather will be cool with temps starting in the low 40's and rising to the mid-50's by mid-day so dress in layers to keep warm! We supply all the gloves, tools and plants as well as guidance on the why and what we are working on.

Background:

The Foss Creek Community Restoration Project is a multi-year native plant restoration project in Healdsburg that involves removing large amounts of invasive non-native plants that have taken over parts of Foss Creek, and replacing them with native plants.

Foss Creek Community Restoration Project Goals
* Improve wildlife habitat along Foss Creek
* Educate community on value of watershed stewardship
* Reduce flooding impacts caused by invasive non-native plants
* Increase visibility and aesthetics of Foss Creek

We hope to see you this Saturday!

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