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Wednesday Workday

June 29, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The wetlands along the Slate River just north of town are so important because they buffer our community against flooding, filter our water, and prevent erosion. They are also home to beaver, duck, and great blue heron. Last fall, the health of those wetlands was threatened. We had to remove a human-made berm that was causing erosion and pushing the Slate River into Peanut Lake. Luckily, we acted in time, and we saved Peanut Lake. However, the work is not quite done. Join us to finish restoring the new river bank. We will plant bundles of living willows prepared by third graders at the Crested Butte Community School. Willows provide a huge web of roots that stabilizes the shoreline, and they grow quickly, which is especially important in Crested Butte where our growing season is shortened.

Date: June 29, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Event CategoryVolunteering
Venue Name: Peanut Lake
Address: Meet at the northern Lower Loop parking lot, and together we'll walk to the lake's eastern bank and the site of the restoration project
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States

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Organizer Name: Brian Lieberman
Phone: (970)349-1206