Plant a windbreak at Reed Ranch

February 25, 2017

Saturday, Feb. 25
10 am to 1 pm
Reed Ranch Habitat Reserve

Continuing our restoration efforts in the coastal prairie, join NCLC to plant shrubs around the edges of our largest test plot at Reed Ranch Habitat Reserve. Thanks in part to volunteers’ planting and seeding efforts, native plants are beginning to thrive in the test plot. To encourage butterflies to visit the prairie to feed and reproduce, we need to plant sturdy shrubs to provide refuge to butterflies on windy days. We will be planting spirea, crabapple, twinberry, and other native plants in the topsoil mounded around the edge of the test plot. (Photo of Douglas spirea by Meggar.)

If you’d like to help, contact NCLC Stewardship Director Melissa Reich at 503-738-9126 or to let her know you’re coming and to get directions to the site. Wear sturdy boots and gloves. All equipment will be provided. Bring drinking water and lunch; there will be no toilets or potable water on site. Dogs are not allowed on NCLC properties.


Seeding the test plot at Reed Ranch last September