Western Kentucky University

Plugs Planting Day

Grass Plugs Planted In and Along the Drainage Channel

 On Monday, June 3, 2013, the Durbin site team was able to hold Plugs Planting Day. Plugs are small settings of grasses that were planted along the major Durbin site drainage channel to stabilize the banks and slow the velocity in rain events. Two staff members from Roundstone Native Seed joined five others adults and three youths to plant 7,000 plugs. They planted 2,000 river oats and 2,000 Bottlebrush grass in the creek channel. They planted 1,000 Switchgrass, 1,000 Virginia Wild Rye, and 1,000 Big Bluestem along the sides of the stream. For more information about the grasses, click here.

 Volunteers planting plugs in drainage channel

 

 

Volunteer planting grass plug in drainage channel

Jeremy Hamlington, from Roundstone Native Seed in Upton, KY, delivered and helped plant 7,000 grass plugs in the drainage channel and on the slope of the banks.

 Last Modified 7/22/13