Soundview International Baccalaureate School (continued)
About 30 teachers, students, parents and FNCF board members take part in each of Soundiew's events.
Each event includes some form of education relating to forest systems. Today each student learned how to test water coming out of a spring for pH, nitrogen and phosphorus.
Students learned how to move wood chips down a steep slope (the bucket brigade) and had a chance to think about how the same method has been used to put out fires.
Blackberry roots and English ivy occupied half the team. We had to make sure we removed every trace of the plants or we would be weeding again before summer.
Not all visitors to the site walk on two feet. Four mornings before the event a coyote took advantage of the same stairs used to move materials down into the site. We were lucky to have a camera in place. The long term goals of restoration ecology are to boost native plant diversity. That improves wildlife habitat and improves the forests ability to filter water before it enters a salmon stream. (Back to News Page)
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