Help beavers co-exist in town while protecting native trees

The City of Longmonot recognizes that beaver are an important part of our ecosystem but also that the mature tree canopy along streams that provides important ecosystem services is limited. In an effort to co-exist with beaver in an urban setting, native cottonwoods and peachleaf willow trees are protected by painting them with a mixture of paint and sand that deters beavers from chewing them down. Non-native trees are not painted, giving the beaver a source of food. Volunteers willl help paint native trees along the St. Vrain Creek riparian corridor from Golden Ponds to Sunset St and along Lykins Gulch from Airport Road to the confluence with St. Vrain Creek.

Primary Activity: Other
Accessibility: Easy walk
Family Friendly

Organizer Details

Organizer: Wildland Restoration Volunteers (Website)

COVID Protocols

WRV meets all local public health and CDC guidelines in hosting volunteer events. Our main priority is the safety and well-being of our volunteers, staff and community, and we are committed to doing our part to slow community spread of COVID-19 in order to protect vulnerable populations. Group sizes are capped according to the State of Colorado’s COVID-19 dial: Limit of 10 volunteers in counties at Levels Orange, Red & Purple Limit of 25 volunteers in counties at Level Yellow Limit of 50 volunteers in counties at Levels Green & Blue WRV will contact registered participants if we postpone or make changes to events. Our activities allow for and encourage at least a 6-foot physical separation. Things like seed collections and habitat plantings already work best when participants are widely spaced across the landscape, and use of certain tools already requires a 6-foot safety radius. Many of our restoration sites are also closed to the public, providing an opportunity to enjoy outdoor recreation safely while not over-burdening our open space areas. It is important to note that activities such as spending time outdoors, getting exercise, and volunteering for a cause you believe in all convey benefits for our health and well-being. Therefore we encourage you to continue to take precautions, but also to get outside and stay active! As we head into our second season implementing COVID protocols, we will continue to listen to our volunteers and monitor guidance from CDC, state and local authorities to make adjustments as circumstances change. Together, our goal remains to heal the land and build community to the best of our ability, especially at times like these.

Registration & Contact Info

Registration: https://wlrv.volunteerhub.com/event/cbbe79ce-5077-494c-ada3-9bbfed2a7009

Name: Morgan Crowley
Email: morgan@wlrv.org
City: Boulder
Country: United States of America

Date & Time

June 12, 2021 @ 9:00 am
Local timezone

Location

Location: St. Vrain Creek riparian corridor
City: Longmonot
Country: United States of America
Region: North America