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Carneros Land Stewardship Foundation donates $20,000 for Tolay Creek restoration

Tolay CreekThe Carneros Land Stewardship Foundation (CLSF) and Sonoma Land Trust have partnered in a multi-year initiative to restore the native habitat along 2.5 miles of Tolay Creek adjacent to Highway 121 near the southern border of Carneros. CLSF has made a $20,000 grant to SLT to underwrite a portion of the first phase of the project, which will involve removing invasive Himalayan blackberry from the creek, and cutting and planting willow stakes to restore the riparian habitat. Native plant seeds will then be collected for propagation, and 1,600 native shrubs and trees, such as native blackberry, coffee berry and rose, buckeye and valley oak, will be planted.

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CARNEROS LAND STEWARDSHIP FOUNDATION AND SONOMA LAND TRUST PARTNER TO RESTORE TOLAY CREEK RIPARIAN HABITAT

"CARNEROS, CA (December 7, 2010):  The Carneros Land Stewardship Foundation and the Sonoma Land Trust have partnered in a multi-year initiative to restore the native habitat along 2.5 miles of Tolay Creek adjacent to Highway 121 near the southern border of Carneros. The project is expected to restore the ecological functioning of Tolay Creek and also provide youth education and job training..."

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Save the Date! Carneros Barn Tour! Sunday, August 29, 2010

Barn Tour

CARNEROS LAND STEWARDSHIP FOUNDATION WELCOMES CARNEROS BARN TOUR TO REGION

Annual Barn Tour hosted by Preservation Napa Valley in partnership with Napa County Farm Bureau, to feature four historic Carneros Barns on Sunday, August 29

Carneros, CA (March 22, 2010): The Carneros Land Stewardship Foundation welcomes the Second Annual Barn Tour – hosted by Preservation Napa Valley, in partnership with the Napa County Farm Bureau, on Sunday, August 29, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Up to four historic barns on the Napa side of the Carneros appellation will be featured including the Adastra Barn, Vine Village, the Stewart Ranch and the Henry Ranch. Adastra Vineyards will serve as the hub for the day’s activities, including Brunch in a Barn, with a make-your-own garden fresh tomato juice station, acoustic bluegrass, and a farm/rural-focused art show.

Tickets, at $45/per person, will include the self-guided site visits, map/guide, Brunch in a Barn, music and fine wines. For information please contact: info@preservationnapavalley.org, 707-258-9286....

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Huichica Creek Vineyard Integrating Agriculture and Wildlife Habitat

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"Grassland and wetland habitat
Planting native grasses and trees within the vineyard produces habitat for many types of wildlife: nesting birds, reptiles, amphibians, small mammals, and insects.

Riparian habitat
Stabilizing the creek banks and planting native trees and shrubs has created a diverse and shaded
habitat for aquatic life and has reduced the amount of sediment input into the creek.

The Carneros Land Stewardship Foundation funded the doubling in area of native perennial grasses in the wetland. Students from the Student and Landowner Education and Watershed Stewardship (SLEWS) program planted Creeping wildrye, Leymus triticoides...."

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Foundation protects Carneros ecosystem

The Sonoma Index Tribune
By Emily Charrier, Index-Tribune staff writer

"Winery owners and residents in Carneros are pulling together in an effort to protect the unique marshlands of the Napa/Sonoma border.

The newly formed Carneros Land Stewaerdship Foundation was designed to fund small projects aimed at protecting the environemental landscape of the region..."

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