When: Saturday, August 18, 2018 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Traveling from Durango: 8:00 am - Meet at Animas City Park in Durango (East 2nd Ave and East 32nd St), carpool to Silverton
From Silverton: 8:45 am - Meet at 116 E. 12th st MSI Discovery Center, carpool to location
The plant walk will be from 9:15-12:00. We will break for lunch and begin restoration work after lunch and work for 1 -2 hours. All those that don’t care to stay for the volunteer session are free to leave at the end of the plant walk.
Please bring footwear that is appropriate for walking in wet, muddy fen!
Fens in the San Juan Mountains have accumulated up to three meters of peat and most are thousands of years old. These ancient wetlands store carbon, filter pollutants from water, and support biodiversity, including rare species. Learn more here: http://www.mountainstudies.org/ecosystemwork/2014/11/7/fen-restoration
Our fen project is an integral piece of mountain wetland monitoring and we need your help; join us to restore these critical ecosystems and learn more about them during a day out in the mountains!
Contact Amanda@mountainstudies.org with any questions.