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Thursday, October 3, 2013

watershed restoration



The watershed association also will create natural buffers between the stream and the cattle by planting trees and shrubs to keep them out of the water. The association received a $40,000 grant from the Conservation Reserve Program in the agricultural department to plant trees and bushes along the creek.

"We're going to plant native trees and shrubs -- maples, oaks, dogwoods and cherry trees," Ms. Huba said. "In the spring, we'll plant about 2,600 trees, shrubs and plants."

The association also has restored a natural wetland at the base of the farm hill with help from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service through California University.

"It's a wet meadow that had been drained over the years, but now it's gone back to it's natural wetland," Ms. Huba said.



Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-east/loyalhanna-watershed-project-returns-cattle-grazing-acreage-to-wetlands-706004/#ixzz2giAd59Hy