Rocky Creek Riparian Restoration Workdays

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 01/06/2018 - 02/06/2018
9:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location
Rocky Creek

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Join Trout Unlimited Canada (TUC) for a riparian restoration project along Rocky Creek. The project involves two workdays planting willows adjacent to Rocky Creek.

The goal of the project is to add deep-rooted, native woody plants along the creek bank to help add strength to the soils, stabilize the bank, and prevent excess erosion. Willow staking and live seeding are bioengineering techniques which helps speed up recovery of disturbed sites like this.

This is a great opportunity to help learn about bioengineering and riparian restoration, and help improve the health of Rocky Creek, an important Bull Trout stream in the Clearwater River watershed.

Rocky Creek is a tributary to the Clearwater River and is home to bull trout among other native species. Extensive off-highway vehicle (OHV) use in and around Rocky Creek has altered the riparian habitat and even diverted water flow from the natural channel into the OHV trail increasing erosion and sedimentation in the steam. Through decomissioning of off-highway vehicle (OHV) trails and extensive bioengineering, TUC and Alberta Environment and Parks is working to restore the overall health of Rocky Creek.

Volunteers are welcome to sign up for one or both days. Lunch and water will be provided (please bring a refillable water bottle). All tools and equipment will be provided; please dress appropriately for field work.

Meeting times and locations: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?hl=en&mid=104nO4X6fPhcUO2m9z4lJ37ipDDo5ZQ3Q&ll=52.05869405769022%2C-115.21094556640628&z=10

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Nope! But minors must be accompanied by an adult.

What can I bring into the event?

Dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear. Waders will be provded by TUC. Gloves will be provided but volunteers are welcome to bring their own. Please bring a resusable water bottle. Extra layers and socks are recommended in case of wet conditions.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Lesley at lpeterson@tucanada.org or 403-875-3264.

How do I sign up?

Go here:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/rocky-creek-riparian-restoration-workdays-june-1-2-2018-tickets-45911136445