|Shift Name||City of Longmont Parks, Open Space, and Trails|
The goal of the project is to use hand saws to thin out and remove hazard trees at Sandstone Ranch. The previous landowners, the Bigelow family, planted conifers in tight rows and in recent years the water table has dropped, causing many of the trees to dry out and some to die. Thinning out dead trees and removing downed limbs from the area will make this portion of the nature area safer and more accessible to wildlife and will allow the City to control weeds between the remaining trees. Thinned trees will later be repurposed and made into “bee walls” for native bee nesting habitat. Park in the upper parking lot close to the Visitor’s Center
We have various things that we can plan to do with volunteers if we finish early. First, we could plant native riparian shrubs and other plant material along the shoreline of St. Vrain Creek. Second, if any native seed is dropping in the area where we are working, we can have volunteers collect seed. Third, there is a prairie dog barrier in the area that volunteers could help us finish building. Or, fourth, volunteers can help us restore an old oil and gas tank battery site by raking the soil and prepping it for a fall seeding.
Point of Contact: Danielle Levine, (303) 651-8448; firstname.lastname@example.org
|Open Date||Aug 5, 2019 8:00am|
|Registrants||20 out of 20|
|Date & Time||Fri, Sep 13, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm|
Park in the upper parking lot and meet at Sandstone Ranch Visitor and Learning Center
3001 Sandstone Dr.
Longmont, CO 80504