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Hayman Fire Rehab Above the South Platte, pt. 2
October 8, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
If you’re interested in attending this project or have questions about it, please contact George Franklin at 303.902.9827 or firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Jim Klug at 303.953.8046 or at email@example.com.
Workday: Saturday, October 8, 2016
Project Location: Horse Creek, approx. 5 miles south of Deckers
Difficulty Rating: Easy to Moderate
Project Times: 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Meeting Location: Meet at 9:00 a.m. Deckers Hall, north of (or behind) the Decker’s stores, we will then caravan to the work site.
Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/CnhtT1MP5cJ2
Number of Volunteers Anticipated: up to 15
This work will include harvesting and transplanting willows, installing jute matting, raking and seeding native vegetation or planting trees along a two-mile stretch of Horse Creek, above it’s confluence with the South Platte. In-stream restoration work will occur at this location over the next two years to reduce sediment, replace damaged culverts and install bridges. The work will improve fish passage and habitat, as well as the safety of residents and visitors. This area of the Hayman burn scar continues to produce an excess of 65 tons of sediment annually into the South Platte River and continues to flood Highway 67. It is anticipated that this restoration will remove 50 to 55 tons annually, and is modeled after similar work – much of which included CCTU volunteers – that has successfully occurred in the higher Trail Creek drainage. As work progresses and the weather cools, project details will change, for example: willows can be transplanted at warmer temperatures than pine trees.