A group of 23 volunteers gathered Saturday morning at Twin Creek Preserve, including an awesome group of GE Aviation young professionals! Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District's Stream Specialist, Adam Lehman, provided the tools and live stakes and taught the group about the technique of using willow tree live stakes, which root readily in the moist streambank, to prevent erosion Tom Boeing of Ohio Valley Forestry Fellowship brought along bare root trees and demonstrated the planting technique.
Then the group split up, some working on planting at Twin Creek preserve, and some venturing down the creek via canoe, taking out at various locations, including Evendale Commons, to pound in the live stakes and plant bare root trees and wildflowers. The group had worked up a serious appetite by the time they took out at Koenig Park around 4pm so some fueled up at the The Pike Bar and Grill (also a supporter of Mill Creek Alliance!).
Thank you to all partners and volunteers who came out to help restore the Mill Creek's streambank!! We're excited to monitor these plantings in years to come!
The Mill Creek Yacht Club is supported by REI.