On Wednesday, Nov. 13th six of us gathered at the Kyburz Fire Station to caravan to a site where the USFS had done some recontouring of a tributary to the Silver Fork of the American River to improve water flow and reduce erosion. Now it was our turn to help with the hand labor of planting a variety of native plants.
The picture does not adequately represent the scope of the work; cropped off of this picture is more hillside down to the stream, and an even larger area planted on the other side of the tributary. We planted several hundred plants and trees on either side of the tributary but, because of the recently graded soil and the teamwork of the members, it only took us a little more than 2 hours. We picked up some trash in the area and ate our sack lunches sitting on logs or rocks beside the flowing water of the Silver Fork. The weather was very pleasant, and the beauty of the forest in Fall was outstanding. We had a great day!