Removing and destroying the invasive species and planting bird-friendly native species helping this stretch of the Missouri’s ecosystem thrive.
WOLF CREEK BRIDGE PROJECT
May 4-6, 2018
UMOWA, working in concert with the landowner, Northwestern Energy, the Prickly Pear District Boy Scouts of America troops 207 and 217, Gardenwerks Landscape, and many volunteers spent three days planting over one-hundred trees, shrubs and plants along a one-third mile stretch from the Wolf Creek bridge downstream to the mouth of Little Prickly Pear creek. Additionally, a five-strand barbed wire fence was erected along the river with two water gaps to control livestock access to the river. All the planted vegetation was protected by construction of wire enclosures around them and an ongoing process of watering and weeding is now taking place. The scouts used this project as an overnight camping experience that included parents and scout leaders.