SLEWS Habitat Planting
SLEWS Habitat Planting: Under the SLEWS Project (Students and Landowners Education and Watershed Stewardship), local high school students planted native grass, (creeping wildrye), to provide high quality cover for ground nesting ducks, pheasants, turkeys and quail. The ground cover chokes out invasive weeds and provides a beneficial habitat for wildlife, and conserves and preserves wetlands.
Photos before planting:
Photos during planting:
Photos of growth in process:
The fast-growing ground cover takes hold quickly and in less than two years choke out invasive weeds, providing a beneficial habitat that conserves and preserves wetlands.