Deer Valley Meadow Restoration

Start Date: Friday, September 22, 2017 1:00 pm - Monday, September 25, 2017 2:00 pm

Sean McGinness, Amador Ranger District Resource Officer, has asked for our Chapter’s help ?ith the Deer Valley 4WD Trail Meadow Restoration Project involving meadow and stream restoration in the Deer Valley area (past Hope Valley and downstream from Blue Lake). We will be joining a jeepers group to accomplish this work. There are 9 days of opportunity to help, you can choose which dates work for you.

The ENF has scheduled 3 blocks of 3 days each: September 8th-10th; Sept 15th- 17th; and Sept 22nd -24th to work on this site. Some of us may only work one day here and there, but that is OK. The first two sets of three days (Sept. 8-10 and 15-17) will involve spreading 6 inch rock by hand that are brought to the site using jeep trailers (already loaded by tractor). Also, there will be fallers falling trees and volunteers would be moving them by hand or with winches (for the more energetic types). For these dates, bring hand pruning saws and loppers, if you have them, to use for trimming branches of cut trees.

The last three days (Sept. 22-24) will involve planting willow cuttings. For these dates of cutting willows, bring loppers, pruners, clippers and small tree saws, if you have them.

For all dates, bring gloves, hardhats, sunscreen, a lunch, plenty of water, sturdy boots. Weather can be changeable during September, also bring warm clothes and a raincoat. The first day, on Friday, September 8th, the El Dorado Chapter of Trout Unlimited volunteers will meet at the Safeway parking lot in Pollock Pines to carpool to Deer Valley in the Blue Lakes area. The time to meet has yet to be decided. Contact Jann Williams to find out the time to meet: , or text (530) 919-0384. Please call, text or email Jann and let her know what dates you plan on attending.

If you can't attend the first date of Sept. 8th and would like to attend other dates and don't have the information you need from Jann on the meeting location and time, then contact Sean McGinness, , (209) 295-5984 x5984.

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