Volunteers sought for tree planting at Peabody Creek

PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Salmon Coalition is seeking volunteers to plant native trees at Peabody Creek.

Tree planting will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

“The salmon coalition will be planting 300 trees and shrubs to improve the health and diversity of the forest along Peabody Creek,” said Sarah Doyle, salmon coalition stewardship coordinator.

“Volunteers have spent countless hours cleaning up this park and removing garbage and invasive species. We will now be replacing those non-desirables with beautiful native plants.”

Trees provide essential habitat to fish by shading and cooling the waters, Doyle said, adding that when they fall, trees provide homes for insects and kick-start many beneficial microbial processes.

“Planting trees along a creek creates a natural habitat corridor that a multitude of wildlife depends on for its survival,” Doyle said.

“Peabody Creek is a flourishing natural corridor with lots of potential to thrive; however, it is heavily impacted and needs your help.”

Light refreshments and hot drinks will be provided. Shovels and gloves also will be provided but are in limited supply, so volunteers are urged to bring their own. Volunteers should wear warm, waterproof clothes and boots, and bring water and a lunch.

“Peabody Creek is a beautiful natural area right in our backyard,” said Randy Volker, local homeowner and spearhead of the Friends of Peabody Creek.

“Working together, we can take better care of the stretch of creek that flows through our city.”

To receive directions and more details, RSVP to Olivia at outreach@nosc.org or 360-379-8051.

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