Thank you for rebuilding this salt marsh!

43 volunteers planted 2,582 salt marsh plants at McDaniel Slough this Saturday

The November 10, 2012, McDaniel Slough volunteer work day was cosponsored by the City of Arcata, California Department of Fish and Game, Humboldt Fish Action Council, Humboldt State University's Natural Resources Club and Youth Educational Services Volunteer Opportunity Program. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and US Fish and Wildlife Service provided funding for the native salt marsh plants.

There were 43 volunteers representing HSU’s YES-VOP program, the Natural Resources Club and a few members of the public at-large at Saturday’s volunteer work day. In all, volunteers planted 2,582 salt marsh plants in preparation for the eventual McDaniel Slough breach to the bay. Doug Kelly, Suzanne Isaacs and Cliff Huntsinger from Humboldt Fish Action Council were on hand to facilitate the project and, of course, Doug Kelly cooked up all the food for the volunteers.

The next volunteer workday will be Saturday, December 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary. Volunteers will be removing non-native plants. The workday will be sponsored by the City of Arcata and the Friends of the Arcata Marsh. Please call 707.825.2163 for more information.