Riparian Restorationrə-ˈper-ē-ən, rī- Ecological restoration of riparian-zone habitats of streams, rivers, springs, lakes, floodplains, and other hydrologic ecologies
Plans and activities are underway to restore the riparian area bordering the Bull Creek waterway that divides the library and park site. The restoration will eventually serve as a model and teaching site for students and residents to learn about caring for creek and riverways in order to maintain a healthy watershed.
The first step in restoring this beautiful waterway is to remove the invasive species that include but are not limited to Himalayan blackberry hybrid, vinca, ivy, and Scotch broom.
The California Conservation Corps, AmeriCorps team, and community volunteers will continue the work of invasive removal
Below is the first in a series of articles on what is involved in riparian restoration and why its importance in the ecosystems of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Jim Mosher, member of the Felton Library Friends Steering Committee, explains the work planned for the park and environmental restoration work planned for the land around the library. (The sounds isn't great on this video, so we've included a transcript after the...read more
For a two days (March 1st and 2nd), Americorp volunteers will be helping us in our efforts to restore the land at the new library site. And you’re invited to join us!read more
Felton Library Friends Restoration Team members visited Linda Skeff’s house to understand best methods for removing invasive English ivy and restoring the beauty and health of the native redwood forest. Linda restored the ivy ensnared forest around her home to a place...read more
The restoration of the library site will get a huge boost from six days of work in late January and early February by an AmeriCorps team of 12 young adults. The team will work on clearing the land of invasive plant species under the leadership of Linda Skeff,...read more