Willow Warriors

Willow Warriors

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Every year SCD hosts a two day volunteer event called Willow Warriors to plant willow whips in the Hangman Creek watershed. Volunteers navigate the waterways by kayak. Each year, 3,000 willows are planted in this event!

 

Willow Warrior Weekend
May 10th & 11th, 2019

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Proposed Agenda (Friday the 10th):
8:30 am: Meet at the Conservation District offices (210 N. Havana), organize the troops
9:00 am: Depart for the put-in site, located off Valley Chapel Rd.
10:00 am: Arrive at the put-in site, gear up, safety discussion, and planting instructions.
10:30 am: Depart from put-in via canoes, plant willows along the way, enjoy the ride…
Noon-ish:  Break for lunch
3:00 pm: Arrive at the take-out site, near Hangman Valley Golf Course, transport drivers to put-in**
3:30 pm: Depart for Conservation District offices
4:30 pm: Arrive back at Conservation District offices

 

Proposed Agenda (Saturday the 11th):
8:30 am: Meet at the Conservation District offices (210 N. Havana), organize the troops
9:00 am: Depart for the put-in site, located off Valley Chapel Rd.
10:00 am: Arrive at the put-in site, gear up, safety discussion, and planting instructions.
10:30 am: Depart from put-in via canoes, plant willows along the way, enjoy the ride…
Noon-ish:  Break for lunch
3:00 pm: Arrive at the take-out site, near Hangman Valley Golf Course, transport drivers to put-in**
3:30 pm: Depart for Conservation District offices
4:30 pm: Arrive back at Conservation District offices

Personal Gear Requirements:

  • Water compliant clothing & shoes (recommend waders if weather is colder)
  • Zip Lock bags for keys, wallets etc.
  • Pruning shears
  • Sun block
  • Sack lunch, beverages

 

** The SCD will provide transportation and a shuttle transport back to the put-ins (each day) for a limit of six drivers.    Volunteers are encouraged to utilize the transportation provided due to limited parking space at put-in/take-outs.