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.

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