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'Weed warriors' to restore native creek habitat

Original post made on Sep 23, 2013

A group of Crescent Park neighborhood weed warriors are now armed with an $80,000 Santa Clara Valley Water District grant and help from Palo Alto environmental nonprofit Acterra to fight invasive plants along San Francisquito Creek.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, September 22, 2013, 8:50 AM

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Posted by Wayne
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Sep 23, 2013 at 10:15 am

Thanks for undertaking this great project!

Please remove the non-native eucalyptus trees and replant native riparian tree species. These eucalyptus trees are contributing to dewatering the creek, damaging the soils underneath with toxins, and reducing the flood flow capacity of the creek where they are growing into the channel.


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Posted by Bird and Wildlife Lover
a resident of Menlo Park
on Sep 23, 2013 at 11:26 am

Let's keep some of our non-native eucalyptus and other foliage please! Much of the existing growth provides nesting areas for birds and likely helps avoid erosion. The trees the Acterra people have planted are hardly thigh high twigs after a couple years of growth. The red shoulder hawks can't roost there. They like the eucalyptus tree though.