Trees and Shrub Planting
1997 the Friends' Stewardship Team has coordinated the planting
of thousands of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants. Our volunteer
planters have included people from the corporate sector, schools,
service clubs, community groups, and the general public.
Their work has contributed to:
Shading for stream waters, which provide cooler
temperatures that are beneficial to fish such as trout.
Wildlife habitat and migration corridors along
Improving infiltration of precipitation into
the ground thus reducing surface runoff, erosion and water temperatures
feeding the streams.
Stabilization of stream banks.
majority of planting occurs on public land with a small portion
of the work conducted on private land. One of Friends' projects
included a stretch of stream running through the Harmony Creek Golf
Course. The stream was stabilized using "bio-engineering"
methods, which include the use of live crib walls and brush layering.
The owner and superintendent were so pleased with the results, that
they have begun to look at additional opportunities for protecting
and improving the stream banks and habitat throughout the property.
If you want to make a tangible difference in your
community, contact Friends office to enquire about opportunities.
A special thank-you to our program partners and