2017 Riparian Planting Program Complete

2017 Bow Valley Riparian Recovery and Enhancement Program

This past Saturday, the 2017 riparian planting program was completed for this year. The final planting was made on West Nose Creek, Calgary, when a small group of volunteers planted the final 740 native willow plants along the creek. Just previous to the Saturday planting, during the second week of October, 600 native plants were planted along Bighill Creek in the Town of Cochrane. The Saturday planting was part of a Evergreen/HSBC – “Uncover Your Creeks” program planting. Regardless of the cold morning weather, we all had a great time on the stream.

It was a great year of planting, with a total of 9,070 native willows and trees planted along the stream banks of three area streams. Those streams are Bighill Creek, West Nose Creek and Nose Creek. The program was carried out in the City of Calgary, the City of Airdrie and the Town of Cochrane.

Bow Valley Habitat Development has already started work on the upcoming 2018 program. The 2018 season will be the fifth year of the Bow Valley Riparian Recovery and Enhancement Program.

About Guy Woods

I am Director of Bow Valley Habitat Development, based in the Town of Cochrane, Alberta, Canada. I love to fly fish and it is this past time that prompted me to get involved in the field of riparian and fish habitat enhancement. I have been working in this pursuit for over 40 years!
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