|Restoration area at Atturbury|
Wash (Francine Wetzel)
After the flooding that occurred approximately three weeks ago, many plants were either slightly or completely buried by sediment that filled their basins. Along with staff members Matt Clark and Andy Bennet, I worked to uncover the vegetation and reconstruct many of the berms that the floodwaters wiped out. Although the berms were built to retain the water that flowed throughout the floodplain, they were not quite tough enough for the heavy downpour that occurred.
|Wood chips moved away|
from the base of a plant
|Sediment and wood chips |
cleared from base of plant
For more about habitat restoration and environmental stewardship at the Atturbury Wash site, go to www.tucsonaudubon.org/work/atturbury.html.
|Large area planted with native grasses (Francine Wetzel)|