The Nisqually Stream Stewards needs volunteers willing to help remove protective tubing from around native plants on Saturday.
The tubes are protecting plants that were installed a few years ago as part of a 140-acre estuary restoration project along the Nisqually River. The plants are thriving and now need to have the protective tubing removed.
The work will take place from 9 a.m.-noon.
Volunteers need to be aware that there are no restroom facilities on site. Participants should wear sturdy footwear (rubber boots are recommended) and dress for changing weather conditions. The group will hold the event rain or shine. Gloves, tools and refreshments will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.
Stream Stewards is sponsored by Nisqually Indian Tribe, in cooperation with the Nisqually River Council. The organization focuses exclusively on restoring habitat in streams and tributaries that feed into the Nisqually River.
The work will take place at Braget Marsh, off of Mounts Road and Interstate 5, on the eastern edge of the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. You can see a map at goo.gl/39ZMh.
People interested in joining the volunteers for this event can contact Don Perry, salmon recovery volunteer coordinator, at 360-438-8687 Ext. 2143, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can learn more about the Stream Stewards at nisquallyriver.org/stream-stewards.