Just one of the drainages in the Glass Fire that we performed erosion control work on in March. This work will help to control sediment runoff in future storms which foul up Mark West Creek.
Erik and Fernando installing some of the season’s last wattles at a burned-down cabin perched on a very steep slope right above Mark West Creek.
What had once been a weedy, barren stretch of vinca ivy is now becoming a lush riparian plant habitat of coyote brush, wild grape, gooseberry, native grasses, and yarrow underneath young trees like buckeye, valley oak, coast live oak, and elderberry. All of these plants were installed by us a few years ago on our Windsor Creek Improvement Project. Some of the fast-growing plants are now well overhead in height, and will soon be providing shade over the creek, and habitat for wildlife.
Fernando trimming the weeds after the trash was removed from the Hanson gate.
Fernando removing trash dumped near Hanson gate.
Don and Ryan (Senior Geohydrologist with GHD) retrieving one of the groundwater sensors that collect data from River Point 1, in the Russian River, adjacent to the Hanson ponds.