Photos and text by SOLVE Jesuit Volunteer Northwest member Lauren McKenna
@ Willow Creek, 2/13/2013
“Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there.”
Rachel Carson spent what was probably the nicest day in a long time planting 80 native plants (and identifying them…correctly!), learning about bioengineering, installing live willow cuttings and removing invasive blackberry. A few students took to the task of watering some of the plants farthur from the creek, thanks to our drier weather. Now that it has been about 4 months since they began working at this site, everything is coming into clear focus: hundreds of native plants and dozens of willow cuttings will begin to provide shade and denser root structures to prevent the creek side from eroding into the creek.
Thank you, Rachel Carson, for your enthusiam!