Written by: Melvyn Wright
Hello SPAWN community,
Saturday was a special planting day at Roy’s Riffles. Our objective was to plant a colorful native plant garden enhancing SPAWN’s restoration project and define pathways through the garden to the bridge. Prior to the volunteer day, we shaped mounds of fresh soil and arranged plants for installation. Our Bringing Nature to School program partner Charlotte Torgovitsky, of Home Ground Habitats Nursery, donated many plants for the garden and other plants were given to SPAWN through the Xerces habitat kit program.
A very successful planting day. Everyone was very careful not to sink into the very wet soil. With some maintenance and more rains on the way, this should be an interesting native garden and attractive entrance to this part of the commons.
Anyone interested in joining us for projects like this just go to seaturtles.org and click on SPAWN, under Our Work, Our Programs. You can also find it directly at https://seaturtles.org/spawn/.