Join the fun – plant the creekside with native plants, build wild Salmon Habitat. On February 28th, 2015 – The North Olympic Salmon Coalition (NOSC), NOSC volunteers and members of the Washington Conservation Corp will come to Eaglemount farms and plant thousands of native plants along Chimacum Creek. This event is part of an ongoing strategy to get rid of invasive Reed Canary grass and create wild Salmon habitat on our farm. The creek has a history of supporting salmon, trout, bass, salamanders, wild ducks and other birds, and other important wildlife in our ecosystem.
Join us by becoming a NOSC volunteer. You will receive directions to the farm and information on work party instruction. Contact NOSC to volunteer at :
contact Kendra to RSVP at (360) 379-8051(360) 379-8051 or email@example.com
“Each year, the Salmon Coalition strives to restore riparian and nearshore environments that will ensure future habitat for salmon and other wildlife. Replenishing areas with native trees and shrubs provides shade (needed to keep our waters cold enough for salmon), erosion control, and terrestrial insects for salmon to feed on as they make their trip to the ocean.” – NOSC website
Rebuilding habitat for Salmon and Pollinators
NOSC has been working hard to build not only Salmon Habitat on our farm, but help us build pollinator pathways around the parameters of the land. A pollinator pathway is comprised of native plants that bloom from early spring to late fall that attract and build habitat for wild bees and other pollinators as well as honey bees. The idea is to connect fragmented landmass to help protect and encourage pollinators.
On February 28th we will be planting thousands native plants includes flowering native shrubs and trees that will encourage pollinators and Salmon to thrive here. We need your help to accomplish this.
Currently Chimacum creek at Eaglemount Farms is habitat for invasive Reed Canary Grass. The native plants will smother out and shade out this
grass. After this event NOSC and the Washington Conservation Corp as well as farm owners will also work at removing the grass over several years by mechanical and smoother mechanisms. NO CHEMICALS WILL BE USED ON THE LAND. Since November 2014, NOSC and the Washington Conservation Service have been working hard to remove the invasive grass by mechanical means. They have done a splendid job and now we are ready to plant.
If you would like to join us on February 28th, please contact NOSC and sign up. Here is the contact information: contact Kendra to RSVP at (360) 379-8051(360) 379-8051 or firstname.lastname@example.org
At noon there will be a few snacks – we will take a break and you will have a chance to hear Ellen and Norm talk about their Permaculture plan for the land. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH.
Thank you farm friends for all you do. Thank you NOSC and the Washington Conservation Corp for your hard work.
WEBSITE FOR NORTH OLYMPIC SALMON COALTION