Tuesday, February 22, 2011

WIN-WIN-WIN for WECAN














On Thursday, February 17, 2011, a group of 5 volunteers from Warren Wilson College's farm met Pattiy Torno in Owens-Bell Park.  Along with volunteers Doug Yancy, proprietor of Yancy Landscaping & his second, Dan, these folks helped clear a large portion of the creek that runs thru OBP of the Black Willow that has been choking out the aquatic plants installed in the creek to help clean the water as it passes thru this park.  That is WIN #1.  The WIN #2 part is that WWC was in need of live Black Willow stakes to help stabilize a recently restructured stream bank on the farm, so friday morning, Pattiy drove out to WWC to make photos of where our willow bits get to live... The WIN #3 part is that WECAN neighbors have been complaining about how overgrown the creek has been in the past few years so that also has been addressed.  Special thanks goes out to Jon Calabria, who gave us all the lessons on how to harvest live Black Willow stakes as well as designing and building this storm water retention garden.

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