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Mid-Coast Watershed Council up to some good!

June is Orca Month:

Healthy orcas start with healthy food, and salmon need healthy habitat.

That’s why we are partnering to put on not one, but three restoration work parties on Fridays this month: the 7th, 14th, and 21st!

Short descriptions of each event we’re planning follow below, as well as links for more info. Please contact ari@midcoastwc.org with any questions.

June 7th, 10 AM to 3:30 PM:
Restoration Work Party at Sitka Springs Farm

Care for a former riparian planting along a salmon-bearing stream by conducting some site preparation and  planting at a small organic farm and long-time partner of the Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District.
More info/directions here

June 14th, 9 AM to 12 PM:
Beaver Creek Native Plant Nursery Work Party

Volunteers are vital to ensuring locally-adapted plants are available for use in restoration, improving their survival rate and ability to support healthy watersheds, salmon, and everything that relies on these once they are out-planted across the Central Coast. Tasks at the nursery include sowing seeds, starting shrubs from cuttings, potting plants, and weeding.
More info/directions here. 

June 21st 10 AM to 2 PM:
Invasive Species Removal in the Salmon River Estuary

Continue a legacy of restoration by removing invasive species at two important sites. As native plants continue to establish, they must contend with Scotch broom, Himalayan blackberry, English ivy, laurel, fox glove, and other invasive species. Removing these early in the growing season will help ensure young native trees and shrubs are given the best chance to survive so that they may provide habitat benefits for fish and wildlife over the long run.
More info/directions here.

More Opportunities to Volunteer this Summer…

This time of year, lots of moving pieces come together to implement the restoration projects at the heart of MCWC’s mission, and our staff is always grateful to have extra hands in the field to maximize the work we do.

Please contact Restoration Program Assistant at ari@midcoastwc.org or (541)265-9195 if you are interested in:

  • Continuing maintenance of native plants at the Beaver Creek Nursery
  • Removing invasive species at restoration sites throughout our region
  • Collecting environmental DNA samples in the Alsea and Yachats Basins

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