Seth spreading native grass seed by hand
Seth Luginbill, our Land Steward, completed the sowing of native Roemer's fescue seed across eight acres adjacent to our 5 acre prairie remnant last week! For four years we have prepared this land for this moment by clearing tons of debris (with amazing volunteers!) mowing, burning, and weed control. Most of this work has been funded by the USDA – Natural Resources Conservation Service and individual donors (LIKE YOU). Seth has done a wonderful job in overseeing this entire process.
Our work is far from finished, but it is a wonderful thing to celebrate these landmarks. If restoration continues to go well on this new plot, our total restored prairie will have been tripled!
We continue to raise funds and apply for grants to cover the costs of managing weeds on this new prairie plot and then planting native flowers next year. If enough funds come in, the colors that will emerge in 2015 will be incredible!
If you are near Northwest Washington, consider joining us in May for our Prairie Open House to get a first-hand look at all the progress being made.