Contact: Pam Tubbs
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18
Apr
2019
Norfolk
Granby Street Park
Willow Wood Drive at Granby Street
Norfolk, VA  23505
United States of America
Volunteers at our last Lafayette Wetlands Partnership event accomplished a great deal in a short time: wood and other debris were removed from among the grasses; new Spartina alterniflora shoots were exposed to sunlight by removal of wrack; fibrous roots on exposed tree roots were pruned, making space for sand that will support new grasses; vines were pulled down; and about a half-ton of trash was removed.  Each element of work was necessary to prepare the site for coir logs and sand installation, and ultimately, the planting. 
 
The Lafayette Wetlands Partnership is a citizen-based initiative that mentors those who want to restore wetland habitat along the Lafayette River.  Working with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Elizabeth River Projects, the group nutures partnerships among citizens, nunicipal, scientific and non-profit groups to get restoration work done.  They insist on a commitment to the long-term stewardship of those restored wetlands.
 
Come help continue with the project on Thursday afternoon, 18 April, when we will install coir (coconut-fiber) bio-logs along the shoreline for the next phase of the Living Shoreline project.  Granby/Willow Wood Park is located between the Granby Street and Willow Wood Drive bridges (parking is available across Granby Street and in adjoining neighborhoods).  Please wear sturdy work clothes and closed-toe shoes.  Tools, snacks, and water will be provided.  This will be a fun day and a fitting continuation of the work begun in March. 
 
For questions, contact Project Leader John Stewart at jdstewart1@cox.net.