Dec. 12: Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed Host Restoration Cleanup Event

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The Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed are hosting a wetland restoration and cleanup event on December 12 to help students earn Community Service Hours. The event is aimed to lend a hand and learn about our developing wetland.

According to the Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed,  this is the second year of growth for the Upper Sand Creek Basin wetland restoration and flood protection project of the Contra Costa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District.

There will be several areas of activity.

  • Weed removal.  We will take advantage of the recent ground soaking showers and remove primarily, the ever envasive star thistle.
  • Staking and mulching oak, cottonwood and buckeye saplings.  The young trees are in their second year of growth and growing quite well.
  • Rubbish removal.  With the storm runoff from our urban streets comes a fair amount of plastic trash.  Help us clean up this portion of our watershed.
  • Basic water quality measurements.  We will take basic water quailty measurements of the water entering and exiting Upper Sand Creek Basin, and learn a bit more of our newly developing wetland.
  • Installation of tree swallow bird houses by Cadet Girl Scout troop 31969 of Oakley.

When Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PST)

Where: Upper Sand Creek Basin – 6600 Deer Valley Rd Antioch, CA 94531

For more on the Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed, click here.