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Add a little green to the scene by getting your plant on! We have over 4,000 plants to put in the ground at our project site and we need your help! (Don’t worry though, we won’t be planting all of them on the planting day.)

 

Join Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group and Kittitas Conservation Trust on Saturday, October 24th from 10 AM to 1 PM for a planting day on the Upper Yakima River Restoration Project site. Wear sturdy shoes and pants, bring water and ask a friend to join! We will have some snacks, but bring a lunch if you will need it. We will meet at the Nelson (Cle Elum) Park and Ride off of Exit-78 on I-90, and walk to the project site from there. Coming late? Not to worry. From the parking lot, walk across the road, through the open gate (to the left of the fire station), and down the gravel road until you reach the work area.

 

The Upper Yakima River Restoration Project’s goal is to improve water quality by enhancing river and floodplain function and enhance salmon and steelhead habitat.  The project consists of constructing two side channels, which will provide refuge for juvenile fish during high flows in the summer, and planting over 6 acres of riparian forest. Through the project, we will improve connectivity to existing riparian areas and floodplains through side-channel reconnection, raise water surface elevations and divert flow by installing large wood, and improve shading to lower water temperatures by installing riparian revegetation.

 

Have questions? Call us at 509.649.2951 or email mspeeg@kittitasconservationtrust.org. We look forward to seeing you out there!

 

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