Riparian Restoration\rə-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 Bull Creek waterway that bisects the Felton Library land. 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 into 2017. If you would like to volunteer in this area, please consider joining the FLF Restoration Team.
The second phase may include planting natives and developing interpretive stations in partnership with neighboring San Lorenzo Water District.
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
Come Join Felton Library Friends in a day of Community Action! On Saturday July 20, starting at 8:30 a.m., we're having a work party on the land of our future library. Please bring gloves, rakes, weed-whacker and pitchforks to rake up brush and load it into trucks....read more