Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Streamside Tree Planting Sept 18th

Non-native plant removal and Streamside Tree Planting! When:Friday, September 18th, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Where: Private property along Whitehorse Creek, near Arlington/Trafton area Join the Stilly-Snohomish Fisheries Enhancement Task Force for United Way’s 2009 Day of Caring project!

The Task Force needs your help to make Whitehorse Creek, in Arlington, a healthier habitat for people, wildlife and fish - especially salmon! We are seeking volunteers to complete the following tasks: 1) Help remove Himalayan Blackberry, an invasive plant; 2) Stage and plant native plants. Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn more about Pacific Northwest riparian ecosystems and the critters that live there. No training is required, and all tools and some snacks and drinks will be provided. Participants will need to dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, and bring a lunch. Be prepared to get a little dirty, meet others, do a good deed for salmon, and have fun! Planting trees for salmon is important because trees provide shade for cooler water and prevent erosion. Dirt covers up salmon nests and stream bugs that salmon eat. For directions and to sign up, please contact Claire Atkins-Davis at or 425-252-6686!
For more information, please visit our website at or United Way’s 2009 Day of Caring website at

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