Restoring Endangered Species Habitat on the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve’s JJ&T property
Join us on Saturday, November 18 from 10am-noon for a volunteer workday to plant and care for trees on the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve’s JJ&T (“Double J and T”) tract! Fall marks the beginning of tree planting season in Texas, and we need your help to restore the forest that is home to rare and endangered plants and animals. Tasks will include tree planting, watering, and seeding native plants. This workday is appropriate for folks ages 10 and up.
You will need to wear closed-toe shoes and bring drinking water and work gloves, if you have a pair (we'll have extras). Please review safety guidelines included in the confirmation email you receive after you register.
About the project:
JJT ("Double J&T") is a 1700 acre tract that is part of the BCP. We are designing a forest ecosystem restoration project to bring life back in all its diversity to the degraded parts of this system. The ultimate goal is to create and connect GCWA habitat as well as befitting a host of associated cooperative/beneficial species.
The project is being done in phases with a multitude of techniques. We have some big goals this tree planting season and when we are not planting trees at JJT, we are tending to 100s of other planted trees. Many of them are planted in berms that run along swales.
We collect 1000's of gallons of rainwater in the swales which irrigate the trees on the berm and surrounding areas. This method is an incredibly fast and efficient way to reestablish woodlands/forests. So please join us as we create this model for future endangered species habitat restoration!