"Plugs" Plant Day
|Author: Nancy Givens|
Date: Thursday, June 6th, 2013
On Monday, June 3 the Durbin site team was finally able to hold “Plugs” Planting Day. Plugs are small settings of sedges and rushes that were planted along the major Durbin site drainage channel to stabilize the banks and slow flow in rain events. The event was originally planned for mid-May but the cool spring resulted in the plugs not growing to size; it was then scheduled for Saturday, June 1 but was rained out as the first picture shows. On Monday, June 3, two staff from Roundstone Native Seed joined five others adults and three kids to plant 7,500 plugs. It was a Herculean effort!! Thanks to all involved.
An award of $4000 from the General Motors Foundation in the summer of 2013 will support the Center to work with the local schools in facilitating water quality testing at Trammel Creek.
On June 20, 2013, Roundstone Native Seed, LLC from Upton, KY, sent two employees to Durbin Estate to spread mixtures of grass seed around the upland waterway and the bottomland. Click title for more information.
On June 20, 2013, GWC Enterprise starts installing the underground utilities at the Durbin Estate Project for the water, sewer and electric lines. For more information, click the title.
The Center's Office Associate, Trish Sowell worked with CCC teacher, Christy Rogers and her students, through hands-on engagement developing a garden. Click the title for more information and access to a presentation.
On Monday, June 3 the Durbin site team was finally able to hold Plugs Planting Day. Plugs are small settings of sedges and rushes that were planted along the major Durbin site drainage channel to stabilize the banks and slow flow in rain events.
The CEES has been awarded a 3-year $655,000 grant 319(h) nonpoint source (NPS) pollution grant from the Kentucky Division of Water. This is a partnership project between WKU, Habitat for Humanity and other regional partners.