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June 27, 2006 > Restoration workshops

Restoration workshops

by Joyce Blueford

Join us at Tule Ponds for a 4 hour restoration workshop on specific topics. Each workshop is devoted to one area of Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon Wetland Center. Students will learn the value of working outdoors in a wetland facility and gain knowledge that can be applied in other situations.

Space is limited to 25 students per workshop and advance notice is required. These sessions count as community service hours. To reserve a place, please write to Specify the desired workshop, and include name, grade and school.

Friday, July 7, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Native Tree Planting Basics- Learn the importance of trees in a riparian corridor and how to effectively plant a tree that will survive the elements. Proper hole depth, width and berm size will be covered with hands on activities.

Wednesday, July 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Butterfly Meadow - Learn about the plants that have been planted in the Butterfly Meadow and their benefit to our wetland. This session features plant-labeling experience and some weeding practice.

Saturday, July 22, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Native Plant Identification - Install interpretive signs while learning about the native plants at Tule Ponds.

Saturday, August 5, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Trail Blazing 101- Learn how trails are made and maintained by working on your own. Topics such as pruning, chipping and leveling will be covered with hands-on work on our newest trail.

Saturday, August 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Native Planting Basics- Learn about the benefits of native plants and how they discourage weeds and other unwanted pest plants. Topics such as light requirements, water needs and planting will be covered with hands-on activities.

Math Science Nucleus Restoration Workshop
Tule Pond at Tyson Lagoon Wetland Center
1999 Walnut Ave., Fremont
(510) 790-6284

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