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Redlands Parkway

Approximately 10 acres of riparian habitat are being restored along the Colorado River near Redlands Parkway in Grand Junction, CO. In 2013 tamarisk and Russian olive were removed from this City of Grand Junction owned site by the Western Colorado Conservation Corps (WCCC).  Several secondary weed treatments of knapweed and perennial pepperweed have also been conducted by WCCC and a private contractor, with additional treatments planned as needed. 
In November 2014, Sorter Construction removed tamarisk stumps and other debris from the site to prepare for drill seeding of native grasses. Seeding with native plants was completed in early December 2014. Species chosen for restoration of the site include: western wheatgrass, bottlebrush squirreltail, alkali sacaton, sand dropseed, shadscale, switchgrass, alkaligrass, and Rocky Mountain beeplant. 
This project was funded by the Colorado Water Conservation Board and through a grant from Great Outdoors Colorado/Colorado Youth Corps Association.

RiversEdge West's

mission is to advance the restoration of riparian lands through collaboration, education, and technical assistance.