Wednesday, September 21st 3-6 pm
We have been selected as a recipient of UDAF’s Utah Pollinator Habitat Program! We need a hand planting ~500 seedlings on the Swaner Preserve. These plants will provide crucial habitat and food for pollinators, including monarch butterflies.
Volunteers will need to climb over the Preserve fence to access the site, located near 224 in the northwestern corner of the Preserve’s wetlands. Then, will use shovels and trowels to plant seedlings that approximately 4″x4″ in size. Seedlings will be flagged to make ongoing maintenance like watering and hand weeding possible.
Project location is here: goo.gl/maps/YMCjK1YFxeMN3dj17. Parking is available within the Newpark/Redstone area. If possible, carpooling, bussing, or biking to the event is possible. If you would like to carpool from the EcoCenter before the event, reach out to Rhea to coordinate.
UDAF (Utah Department of Agriculture and Food) Pollinator Habitat Program https://ag.utah.gov/farmers/conservation-division/pollinator-program/
Rhea Cone- Conservation Coordinator
This event will happen rain or shine, but will be postponed in the event of nearby lightning. Dress for the weather, and wear sturdy footwear, a hat, sunscreen, and bring water. Gloves will be provided, or bring your own if there is a pair you prefer.
Volunteers need to be able to climb over a 3-rail wooden fence to access the site, a gate is not available in this area. Volunteers should be able to bend over for extended periods, and walk over uneven ground.
Unaccompanied volunteers must be 14 and older, volunteers ages 10-14 may attend with parent or guardian supervision.
Please click “withdraw” from the assignment, or contact Rhea.