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Volunteers plant 2000 trees along salmon stream on Earth Day

 

Last updated 4/19/2019 at Noon

More than 2,000 volunteers turned out in Marysville on a Saturday morning last month to plant trees and shrubs along the middle fork of Quilceda Creek as part of an Earth Day celebration organized by the Adopt A Stream Foundation in McCollum Park. The plantings were designed to enhance the breeding beds for salmon and trout that use the creek to spawn.

Volunteers from the Adopt A Stream Foundation joined technicians from the foundation to plant more than 2,000 trees along the middle fork of Quilceda Creek as part of an Earth Day celebration on Saturday, March 20.

The three-hour effort was designed to preserve banks and vital salmon breeding grounds where the creek flows into Strawberry Field Park in Maryville.

Over time, these trees will provide shade to help cool the creek waters during the summer months – a major function of riparian zones, the area of vegetation next to the stream that affects its ecological health, according to Tom...



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