Save Maumee is welcoming the public to our
12th Annual Save Maumee Earth DayS
3 days planting 1,100 trees
RAIN OR SHINE
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Friday, April 21, 2017
Saturday April 22, 2017
Sunday April 23, 2017
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Children are most welcome!
Forestry Grant Narrative
- First project date: Earth Day 2016 – Bullerman Ditch
- Second Project date 2016: 3 Day Tree Planting October 21, 22, 23 – Six Mile Creek
- Third & Fourth Project Dates: Earth Days 2017, Trier Ditch
- Project location area maps for: 1. Bullerman Ditch, 2. Six Mile Creek 3) Trier Ditch
- What types of native tree species have been approved?
These projects are made possible through the federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) and U.S. Forest Service.
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Currently Seeking Six Mile Creek Ditch Site for our next project for October 2017, located within the boundaries of this map:
Six Mile Creek: Riparian Buffer 1 of 2 projects
SIX MILE CREEK SITE ALONE we installed over 1,200 linear feet of riparian buffer, with a width no less than 25 feet. This will yield approximately .68 of additional forest along one of the (three) most degraded sub-watersheds to the Upper Maumee River. This is a priority area due to lack of riverbank buffers, urban land-use, impaired biotic communities, PCB’s CSO’s, septic tank failures, DRP sediment and exceeding total suspended solids (TSS) 100% of the time.
*TSS is soil and all pollutants carried with that sediment.
- Adding 460 trees in Six Mile Creek will capture 27,140 gallons of water per year to reduce flooding elsewhere
- Sediment load reduction to yield 216 tons of soil retained / year
- Nitrogen load reduction to yield 384 pounds / year
- Phosphorus load reduction to yield 228 pounds / year
- We prepared this site by removing the invasive Asian Honeysuckle and Autumn Olive over 3 days, July 21, 22, 23. Everyone loves to plant a tree, but it takes many hours of labor to prepare sites appropriately for healthy planting of our 460 trees (13 species) at this site location.
- Gaining resident volunteer participation in restoration efforts.
Bullerman Ditch: Riparian Buffer Project 1 of 2
Bullerman Ditch Subwatershed Project Area : 380 Trees – 13 species
- Capture 22,440 gallons of water / year
- Sediment load reduction would yield 190 tons of soil retained / year
- Nitrogen load reduction would yield 320 pounds / year
- Phosphorus load reduction would yield 320 pounds / year
- Volunteers worked between 525.9 – 528 hours on Earth Day ALONE with 261 – 268 people signing in and out to log hours for the public event held on April 17, 2016.
- See more MEDIA COVERAGE & ACCOMPLISHMENTS HERE!
Alterations to Narrative:
- Where 1 gallon or 3 gallon pots were not available, 5 gallon pots were substituted.
- No Ash-leaved maples were available during Spring.
- Asian Honeysuckle removal was necessary to eliminate competition for riparian buffer trees. Efforts yielded approximately 800 large Asian Honeysuckle removed from this site.