Restore a Wetland!

Sponsored by:

Wood River Land Trust

Project Champion:

Chad Stoesz
cstoesz@woodriverlandtrust.org

What are the appropriate grade levels:

5th through 8th grade

Is there a limit to the number of participants:

4 classes

Is there an opportunity for community service:

Yes

Is this a new or existing project:

New Project

Summary

The Croy Creek Wetland, in the heart of Draper Preserve in Hailey, needs your help! A number of years ago, the wetland was overtaken by an invasive plant. This invasive crowded out the native plants, which in turn negatively affected the habitat for animals that rely on the area. This year, the Wood River Land Trust will finish the last stage of removing the invasive plant, and that means that new plants need to be planted in the spring! This project will be coordinated by the Student Conservation Council ( a WRLT program), which means that your students will be mentored by WRLT staff and motivated students from the local high schools. Join us for this half-day adventure in the field.

Description

Description

  • Students will learn the components of a healthy wetland system
  • Students will learn about the other plants and animals that live in the sagebrush community, and the difference between obligate and facultative species.
  • Students will learn the importance of wetlands to our local ecosystem.
  • Students will understand the different components of habitat.
  • Students will plant native plants to help restore a popular section of the Draper Preserve in Hailey Idaho.
  • Students will be mentored by local high school students about the importance of caring for our community.

Class Visits & Field Trips

  • 1 half-day field trip to Draper Wood River Preserve in Hailey in May

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