Why: Newly transplanted native ferns and donated native shrubs have been planted in the Urban Forest Restoration site. These new plants won’t survive unless they get moisture on a regular basis now that warm & dry weather has arrived. We are asking for volunteers to sign up and help water these plants through our dry period (now until the first rains of fall).
Where: KL Urban Forest entrance at the Kiosk. The specific area is on the left side of the trail entrance area where the invasive english ivy was recently removed. The area has 3 Sections; Section A is closest to the street, Section B is beyond the first section, and Section C is furthest back on the trail (to an open area). All sections are near the street and will be labeled with a sign on a stake. Each section has 10-12 plants in it. Each plant that needs water has a small white square flag marked with the letter A, B or C, depending upon which section it is in.
A Watering Site Map shows where Sections A, B, & C are located and indicate where specific plants are that need watering. The map is posted on the back of the Kiosk and at the water tank.
A LARGE WATER TANK IS ON SITE - AS ARE WATERING CONTAINERS. The tank is just down the path on the LEFT side in Section B. Each plant needs 1 gallon of water or more. When pouring water around the base of the plant, please release it slowly and close to the ground to prevent washing the soil away and having the water flow away from the plant. If the water does not get absorbed by the soil, it is a wasted effort.
When: Although you have to sign up for a Sunday, you can actually water anytime between Sunday and Wednesday of that week.
Sign up often!! This is a great little community project for the whole family that takes about 1.5 hours to do.
Volunteer hours certificates available upon request. Contact resident Marian Bailey.