More Volunteers needed to water new seedlings in Lambert Park!
To give our new plants a good chance at survival they need to be watered daily if possible. The city has set up two watering stations, one on the west side of the park, north of the bathrooms by the Stake Center. The other watering station is by the water tower. There are plenty of gallon jugs you can fill and water with. Each plant needs a couple of cups with each watering. If your group could water on a regular basis, let us know! If you are just hiking by, please grab a water jug and water some plants! If you would like a five gallon water backpack to use, let us know. The DNR has lent us several to help get these plants started! If you could water on a weekly basis, alone or with a group, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Can't commit every week? Want to help water but you don't know how to start? We've made it easy! You can water the seedlings in Lambert Park any time you can! Pick a section listed on the city-supplied water tanks and grab a couple of jugs (also there)!. Show which sections you watered by writing your initials on the Watering Schedule chart at the sites with the Sharpee provided. It's easy to help out! Click here for a map of the planting sites, their sections and basic watering information and instructions (more are provided at the sites).
Help improve lambert park and the winter deer range!
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources in partnership with Utah sportsman groups and the Alpine Nature Center has developed a project to help improve the remaining winter range at the foothills around Alpine for mule deer. The project will reduce the need for mule deer to look for food in peoples' yards and have them be able to instead find the food they need in open spaces like Lambert Park.
Some mule deer live in Alpine year round and have become problem deer, but there are also many wild deer that live in the mountains during the summer that rely upon lower valley habitats during the winter where the snow is not as deep to find food. Homes continue to be built in these crucial valley areas where these deer depend on finding food. If something is not done to improve the few open spaces that are remaining urban deer conflicts will increase and many deer will die of starvation in the winter. This project is the first step to improve the remaining open spaces by planting shrub species that the mule deer depend upon during the winter. During the winter deer shift their diets from grasses and forbs to almost entirely just eating shrubby species like sagebrush and bitterbrush.
About 1,100 8 inch sagebrush, serviceberry, mountain mahogany, and silver buffaloberry plants were planted in Lambert Park. Thanks to the community volunteers who made this happen!
Thank you and we look forward to working with you to improve the wildlife habitat around Alpine.
Thanks to the Volunteers who helped plant on April 14, 2018
WAtch us Grow! See the new seedlings and what they will become!
The shrubs, bushes and trees have been planted in roughly the same areas where the herbicide spraying for cheatgrass took place in the fall. A map of the planting sites, and watering information and instructions are shown below (click here to access and downloadable/printable version).