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WE HAVE NEED! This Saturday May 4! Help us cut willows!

Posted by Michele White on May 1, 2019 in Action Center, Blog Post, Projects, Volunteer Opportunities

If you can manage to get this Saturday, May 4, off, we really need people to help us cut willow sprigs and bind them for our future transplant. We are meeting at the corral at Dream Stream (Charlie Myers SWA) – the portion of the river that connects Spinney to Elevenmile Reservoirs.

8:45 a.m. Saturday May 4 above Spinney at 2nd parking lot.

The work involves people using our equipment to cut shoots of willows in bunches. A person then counts the shoots and binds them into bunches of 20 and sticks them into buckets of water. At the end of the day, we drive these buckets of willow sprigs to a place on the Dream Stream and put them in the water so they can oak up water before we plant them the following week.

We will take a lunch break and grill up burgers and other lunch items for you.

Please consider helping and maybe bring a friend. The more hands the easier the task is on everyone. You will certainly feel a great sense of pride and accomplishment when you see the fruits of your labor. The willows enhance the riparian habitat and provide cover for both the aquatic insect and the trout. Their shade helps keep the water temperatures down in the summer and their roots stabilize the banks.

If you can possibly volunteer for this, please contact Don Logelin at

Here is a form for volunteering as well please.

Volunteer for Willow havesting and planting

  • Please let us know the date you want. Saturday, May 4th, Friday May 10th and/or Saturday May 11th.

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