Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Sowing the seeds of change...

Post contributed by Lily from Conservation Corps Youth Outdoors Crew 2:

Clearing the land for the Round Lake restoration.
Today, we spent our time around beautiful Como and Round Lakes spreading seeds that hopefully will grow into healthy grasses next year. One might find it odd to be planting seeds when it is getting colder and darker by the minute, but there are actually many advantages to planting in this way.

There were many pounds of seeds, and we spread them by simply tossing them into the wind in areas according to their sunlight needs. At Round Lake, some of the seeds had to be inoculated with a special bacteria in order to aid in early growth

It was our first day of snow of the season today as well. Even though winter is upon us, there are still many leaves continuing to fall. As this happens, it’s important to keep up with raking, because too many leaves in our watershed can cause serious problems.