Sleepy Creek Watershed Associati by pengtt


									Sleepy Creek Watershed
  Association Riparian
    Planting Project

                Gale Foulds,
     Sleepy Creek Watershed Association

               Barbie Elliott,
     West Virginia Conservation Agency

   Riparian Areas Resources and Strategies
              December 3, 2008
              Morgantown, WV
   2004: Total Watershed Assessment
         – Percentages of landuse
         – Geology
         – Soils
         – Climate
         – Water Quality
         – Cooperative agreement with EPCD and Shepherd
         – Partnered with NRCS and CVI for mapping and aerial

   2005 Streambank Survey of Lower half of
    SC, the main stem w/o tributaries

   2006:Streambank Survey in the 2
    tributaries that make up the headwaters
   Asked for technical assistance
    – Stream: ACF and Mid-Atlantic Chapter of
      International Erosion Control Association

    – Trees: WVDOF
        Helped  to determine species for first 2 plantings.
        SCWA chose the most successful trees from the last
         3 plantings.
        Forester educated SCWA Board on layout for the
         planting site and assisted with flagging the site for
        Enlisted forester to demonstrate proper tree planting
                     Bell 2006
   1st opportunity to utilize Chesapeake Bay Funds.
    Using streambank survey results, 3 sites were
    ranked for a possible streambank stabilization

   After consultation with erosion specialists the
    Bell site was chosen.
    – 10 foot Bio-Logs made of coconut fiber were used to
      stabilize the eroding bank.
    – 450 feet of coir fiber matting was installed along the
      stream bank and then seeded with grass to aid in

   After stream stabilization, partnered with EPCD
    on a Forestry workshop to establish a 35 foot
    wide riparian buffer the entire length of the
    project.500 trees and shrubs were utilized.
Bell Project 2006
    2nd site Lynch Summer 2006
   1st Sleepy Creek Project Team Site:
    – Under the Chesapeake Bay Program, West
      Virginia's Potomac Tributary Strategy
      Implementation Committee allocated $5,000
      for stream bank stabilization.
    – Site was chosen due to visibility, landowner
      cooperation and budget match.

   100 feet of streambank stabilization
    – Articulated Concrete Block
    – 1 Log Vane
    – Planted 73 trees within the riparian area.
Lynch Project 2006
                   2007 Projects
   Stream Partners Grant and NPS 1209
    Funds: $4,000.00

       Dawson   Farm had an active hay producing field and
        the buffer was not adequate. Installed 220 trees,
        1,000 linear feet by 35 feet wide

       Staubert   Farm was chosen based upon need for bank
        stabilization and landowner cooperation:45 Trees,
        200 feet by 35 feet

       Tree   planting using 2-3 gallon pots
2007 Projects
       2008 Sleepy Creek Bend
   Chosen in conjunction with a Natural Stream
    Restoration Project that was done by the WVCA.
    Site chosen due to channel braiding and erosion
    of bank near a state road.

   High priority site when funds were made

   Stream Partners: $2,500 for riparian planting.
    – Creek Bend: 145 trees on 385 linear feet with a 35 foot
 HOW:
 – Active Board of Directors
 – Averaging 20-30 volunteers for each
 – Publicity in local newspaper, watershed
   newspaper and word of mouth
    Monitoring and Maintenance
 Check sites for health of trees
 Replace tubes as needed

 Did not set up watering plans

 Planting times are important

 Nursery Stock is important

 Education is important to
          Lessons Learned
 Continue building and expanding
 Build support from local businesses
 Plant more in fall, due to dry summers
 Consider deer pressure (deer browse)
 Augur holes in advance
 Deliver trees prior to event
 Provide supplies (Tools, tubes and mulch)
  on site

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