Saturday, November 17, 2012

Conservation Corps Update: November 13th-17th

Post contributed by Conservation Corps of Minnesota Youth Outdoors Crew 2:

Restoration work
around Lake Como

The weather has continued to be warm and sunny.  We realized the other day that with our youth group we have only pulled out our rain jackets twice during their eleven week program.  

This week our efforts have been focused on finishing a big section of the restoration work to be done around Lake Como.  We finished spreading compost and native grass seeds and some grass plugs.  We covered these areas with erosion fabric in order to help prevent erosion while the grasses establish.  

A glimpse at the new trails in
the Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom

In Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom, we hauled out previously cut logs to improve the natural aesthetic of the area.  We also cleared a propagation area that the environmental department plans to use in the future as a native plant nursery.