Friday, June 01, 2007

Canoga Marsh Restoration Tour and Work Party

Canoga Marsh Restoration Tour and Work Party, Sat., June 2, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Come for as long as you can. Meet across from 3208 Route 89, Fayette

Tour starts at 10:00 a.m. followed by an all day work party. Plant shrubs, transport cattails, clean up Canoga Creek, rip out invasive roses and put up nesting boxes as part of an extensive wetlands restoration project in Canoga Marsh. These habitat improvements complement the newly dug vernal pool and wetland potholes and make the habitat even better for waterfowl, frogs and salamanders. Vernal Pools have been described as “wicked big puddles”. These small, temporary wetlands are typically wet on a seasonal basis. Spotted Salamanders, Wood Frogs, and many other amphibians depend on these pools as breeding sites and rarely entrust their larvae anywhere else. As well as provide unique, fish-free habitat, vernal pools provide the benefits of all wetland --- reducing flooding and purifying the water that passes through them.

Dress in rugged clothes. Bring work gloves and a shovel if you have them. Some gloves and tools will be available. If working in the wetland appeals to you, bring tall boots or waders. Come for any part of the day. Please estimate when you expect to be helping when you register at 607-532-4104 or

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hope the tour and clean-up day was a success. I'd sure like to help on one of these occassions. Sorry I missed it.

Mr. Bill