|Creating pockets for plants to thrive. |
Ryan Woods, Tom Wellman, Kyle McReynolds, Allison Anderson and Terry Freeman
|Tom Wellman and Michelle Ortbals transferring topsoil to planting pockets.|
In the bottom of the channel planting bags were used to establish the plants. Burlap bags are filled with soil and a plant, then placed in wet spots. The filled bags will stay in place, even during heavy stormwater runoff events. Eventually, sediment will naturally fill in around the plantings and provide opportunities for plants to multiply.
|Chris Easley and Jay Hasheider finding a niche to plant some plants.|
|Rusty Shay and Tim Pohlman planting River Oats along the edge of the channel.|
|Georganne Bowman and Ed Bulliner Preparing to plant Button Bush.|
|Shipley planting a plant!|
|Kyle George watering newly planted vegetation.|
Although established native vegetation does not require irrigation, the establishment phase of any planting requires lots of water. Installing plants prior to a hot and dry long weekend required lots of watering before and after the weekend. We're looking forward to some rain in the forecast!
|Most of the planting crew.|