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Skagit River Kahn Volunteer Event

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ORGANIZATION: Skagit Land Trust

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Skagit Land Trust

Please join us as we continue to enhance the health of the floodplain forest at the Skagit River Kahn Conservation area. During this work party, we will be planting patches of native shrubs and trees in areas that were formerly dominated by non-native blackberries and in gaps in the forest. These plants will provide food and cover for native species, and will help shade the waters of the Skagit River. What to expect: This bare root planting will involve first getting ourselves and the plants down to the project site, which is approximately .25 miles away from the parking area. Please plan to be away from your vehicle all day, or make arrangements with SLT staff ahead of time. From there, we will talk about which plants are best suited to which locations and divy the plants among the group. You may have to scramble over logs and up or down steep slopes over the course of the day. Our plants will come as bare roots, so we won't need to lug around heavy pots, and we will provide planting bags and buckets to make transportation easier. Planting this type of plant involves digging a small hole and bending or kneeling to tuck the plant in. We will demonstrate planting techniques during our orientation. Ages: All ages welcome! (minor releases of liability required if under 18) The Trust will provide tools, extra gloves, snacks, water, and hot drinks. If you would prefer to bring your own tools, we will be using planting shovels and planting bags. Please be prepared for cold and wet weather. Supplies to bring: Long sleeved shirt and pants, warm layers, rain gear, sturdy footwear, water for the day, snacks and lunch, and a backpack/bag to keep your personal belongings in during the work day.

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About Skagit Land Trust

Location:

PO Box 1017, 1020 S Third Street, Mount Vernon, WA 98273, US

Mission Statement

Skagit Land Trust conserves wildlife habitat, agricultural and forest lands, scenic open space, wetlands, and shorelines in Skagit County, Washington for the benefit of our community and as a legacy for future generations.

Description

Conservation

Skagit Land Trust acquires land for protection through purchase or gifts of land and by assisting landowners and other conservation groups and agencies to protect land. The conservation easement is a popular option as it allows the land to remain in private ownership while restricting certain future uses to protect the land’s wildlife and conservation values. Some of the Trust's most successful projects have protected habitat areas across private ownership boundaries, helping residents, ranchers, farmers, and businesses to join a wider protection network.

Stewardship
Each Trust-owned property has dedicated Land Steward volunteers committed to regular site visits, reports, and help with volunteer projects. Annual monitoring visits to easement properties provide an opportunity to review stewardship goals with landowners. Ongoing stewardship needs vary by site and can involve restoration projects such as native plantings and invasive species removal or providing public access via trails or wildlife viewing stations.

Education
Conservation lands offer outdoor learning experiences for children and adults. Educational tours and volunteer events are organized in partnership with various community groups. Interpretive signs designed by naturalists are located at publically accessible properties and share information on the area’s natural features such as the elk of Hurn Field, forage fish of Fidalgo Bay, and wildflowers of Guemes Mountain.

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WHEN

Fri Mar 10, 2023
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

WHERE

55635 North Cascades HighwayConcrete, WA 98237

(48.49779,-121.53271)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • 4 Hours
  • Ability to work outdoors

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