Chattanooga Fen Plant Walk & Restoration

08/18/2018 08:00 AM - 03:00 PM MT
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Summary

Join us for a plant walk at Chattanooga Fen (north of Silverton) and an optional opportunity to help with fen restoration!

When: Saturday, August 18, 2018    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Meeting Location:  

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

Schedule:

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. 

Important Info:

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. 

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