Our fourth graders, their teachers, and a few brave volunteers ventured out in a downpour to plant trees near Squalicum Creek as part of our Students For Salmon Program with Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association.
This is part of an effort to improve the Squalicum Creek watershed by restoring the riparian zone along the creek.
The students learned how to properly dig a hole for a tree, set the tree in the hole, and mulch the area around the tree. They worked in teams to plant over 50 native trees and shrubs, and then mulch them as well.
Thanks to our volunteers and of course to N-SEA for a great field trip despite the cold and the rain. We had a great time.