Restoring the source of water in the Valley one tree at a time
When: Thursday, April 26th from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. (Optional camping beginning Wednesday)
Volunteers enjoy a tour of Dome Rock after Willow Planting event
Where: Long Meadow Group Campsite in the Giant Sequoia National Monument near trail of 100 Giants. If arriving on Thursday 4/26, meet at the Long Meadow Group Campsite
Departure and Transport: Departure is from WildPlaces headquarters in Springville at 2 p.m. on Wednesday April 25 and returning April 26 at 5 p.m. Space available in the WildPlaces van. Caravanning to the site is necessary due to locked gates.
What to Bring: Warm, layered clothes/hat/gloves, special dietary needs, flashlight, close-toed shoes/boots, rubber boots, musical instruments, tent/pad, cup/plate/water bottle/utensils. Meals are potluck. WildPlaces will provide a dish to share. WildPlaces provides trees, tools and gloves and has camping gear to loan.
Project Background: You are invited to help repair and protect high Sierra meadows, the source water of ALL water used in the Great Central Valley. See Ten Meadows Project for more details on the objectives and parameters for this project located in two areas on the Giant Sequoia National Monument and Sequoia National Forest and aims to protect impaired meadows, critical in ensuring adequate quality and quantity of water for Californians. Restoring native vegetation is the fundamental way in which to do this. WildPlaces has collected willow cuttings and propagated 450 saplings for this project. Our WildPlaces Nursery in Springville, CA holds them currently and they are ready to plant. Why do this?: Restoration of the meadows would result in high-quality wet meadow habitat and improvement in habitat connectivity for the federally endangered southern mountain yellow-legged frog, Kern Golden Trout, Pacific Fischerand other amphibians such as toads and tree frogs, which currently occupy the wilderness areas. Meadows are also the source of all the water that flows out of the mountains and to farmlands and cities in the Great Central Valley. 65% of all CA water arises from the Sierra and the meadows in upper montane areas are the source of those waters.
450 willow saplings need to be planted in Long Meadow while soil moisture is adequate. Please call and help today. 760.447.1702 and firstname.lastname@example.org
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