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Planting Party @ Utopia

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Come volunteer with us as we plant native trees!

February 24 10 am – 1 pm 

* Utopia, just east of Sedro-Woolley, partnership with Skagit Land Trust

Directions: From Sedro-Woolley eastbound on Highway 20, turn right (south) on Hoehn Rd.  Turn left (east) onto Utopia Rd.  Follow signs for parking.  Parking is very limited, so please carpool.  Driving time from Sedro-Woolley: 10 minutes. https://goo.gl/maps/XeUW62qmyyC2

This planting is in partnership with The Skagit Land Trust

As always, we will provide boots and gloves to those who want them. We will have snacks and coffee available to keep us going. 

 

 

Utopia is a beautiful and rich site that we often visit. It is home to many species of animals and plants. We find evidence from elk, coyote, bobcat, owl, deer,and beaver along with birds and amphibians. 

 

Whenever we plant trees and shrubs near the river, we are adding the diverseness and richness to the Riparian Area, land that directly impacts the river. This area acts as a buffer to the river to help mitigate pollutants, heavy water flow, and trash on its way to the river. Plants along the river bank have a great advantage in their helpfulness. Overhanging trees shade the water and help to keep it cooler, in turn keeping oxygen-depleting algal blooms in check. Plant roots hold the soil in place, helping to keep the banks from eroding away and keep the river from having too much sediment, clearer water is easier for salmon to breathe, see, and smell in.   

This site is owned by the Skagit Land Trust and together, we are able to help improve the area. 

This event is a great way to get out and do some work to improve salmon habitat. We will be by the river and cool things always happen near a river.

To RSVP, please email volunteer@skagitlandtrust.org so that we know how many people will be attending!

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Date:
February 24
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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