Tuesday, May 11, 2010
by Scott Guggenheimer
On Saturday the Mentor Program worked with Anacostia Watershed Society to build fences in the Anacostia River. These fences are an essential part of maintaining the health of the river. Soon, younger volunteers will trudge out to our fences and plant native species within them. Protected from Canadian Geese by the fencing, plants will grow, add species diversity to the watershed, and provide a natural filter for the river.
This work can only be done during low tide, and with almost 70 strong, the Mentor Program built three fences and repaired a fourth in one two-hour stretch. Oh. And we got real muddy and had some fun.
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