On a chilly, but bright autumn afternoon on October 26th, volunteers from across Benton County came to the Dunawi Creek wetland area at Starker Arts Pond to help rehabilitate this wetland habitat by planting native plants.
The event exceeded expectations with over 80 volunteers turning out and finishing the work in only two hours! Over 1,100 native species were planted, including rush, sedge, camas, snowberry, red flowering currant, blue elderberry, and milkweed (a critical food source for Monarch butterflies).
The event was sponsored by the Marys River Watershed Council, the City of Corvallis, and the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition Water Action Team. Many thanks to all the volunteers, including from groups like the Corvallis Odd Fellows, the Oregon State University soil science class, and the Oregon State University Environmental Sciences Club, among others. Thank you for your hard work!
For more information, check out the Gazette Times article about the event!