We are officially out of planting season and have started to prepare a Phase III of the Western Arm Reserve for planting, which is located across the water from the lifeguard station. Ever wonder what it takes to make an area suitable for planting?
The answer is: a lot of hard work! To complete this task, We had over 40 volunteers assist us during our June 8th Habitat Restoration Event with Friends of Colorado Lagoon. Our group removed 200 lbs of non-native species in the area that included Lamb's Quarters (Chenopodium album) and Bermuda Grass (Cynodon dactylon). We remove non-native species from our sites because they out-compete the native plants we install and create a monotypic environment.
Check out our before and after pictures by clicking "Read More"!