RiversEdge Stewards flyer
Grand Junction Wildlife Area 337 25 3/4 Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81507
Join RiversEdge West for a volunteer event with the Bureau of Reclamation on May 29, 2024 from 8 am - 10 am.

At this event we will add and repair cages for native plants. Light snacks and coffee will be provided. Work will all be outside, so please bring water, proper work attire (we recommend pants, close-toed shoes, and long sleeves), and sun protection. Specialized tools will be provided, but you may also bring your own. We will meet at the public parking lot here.

RSVP here.

Why cage cottonwoods? - Cottonwood trees perform many important functions, bolstering life both in and out of the water. As a keystone species, their roots help stabilize streambanks and the wood that falls into the channel provides cover for fish and other aquatic species. A cottonwood gallery provides shade and moderates stream temperatures, their branching structure and cavities that often result from heart rot in mature cottonwood stands provide nesting habitat for birds and cover for a variety of wildlife. Many cottonwoods at project sites have been wrapped with wire to protect them from beaver chewing. Some of the cottonwoods have outgrown their caging, while other cottonwoods that did not survive need their caging removed and passed on to other cottonwoods.