We need your help to continue the enhancement the riparian corridor of Spring Valley. In March, we successfully removed invasive shrubs like bush honeysuckle along the banks of the enhancement areas. We now need to replace them with native trees and shrubs, in order to stabilize the banks. Lots of in-stream work has occurred since our last workday, so if you're interested in seeing the project in its final stages, join us for a quick tour, and stick around to plant some trees!
If you're concerned that there won't be enough to do, worry not! We have 185 trees and shrubs (3-gallon containers), and 200 willow stakes to install throughout the corridor.
Before getting to work, we will meet along the walking path, just north of Maebelle Way, to brief participants on the project and give directions for the event. We'll provide necessary tools, but if you prefer using your own, feel free to bring them too! Remember to dress in layers in case it's still chilly out. We hope to see you there!
Project Summary: The City of Westerville has received a grant from to restore and enhance parts of the Spring Valley stream, a headwater tributary of Alum Creek. To prevent bank erosion, unnatural materials were used to "armor" the bank, which now need to be removed. Within the project area, the stream will be restored to a more natural state for the benefit of water quality and in-stream habitat.