On Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 7 p.m., in the Casa del Prado room 104, the California Native Plant Society will host "Three Restoration Success Stories" by Mell Hinton, David Kimball and Jim Peugh.
Somewhat different approaches were used in the restoration process of Formosa Slough, Sunset Cliffs Natural Park and Anstine-Audubon Nature Preserve, because of issues with land ownership, physical characteristics of the sites, and general preferences by those managing the restoration.
Each project moved from invasive eradication, to planting, to post planting care and finally long term maintenance and weed control. Almost all of the work was done by volunteers.
Of the three projects, Famosa Slough has the longest history going from a badly degraded wetland about to be developed in the 1970s, to a thriving habitat for native vegetation, birds, and other wildlife. The 37-acre Slough straddles West Point Loma Boulevard just east of Nimitz and is managed by the San Diego Park Department with help from Friends of Famosa Slough.
Pre-meeting, "Natives for Novices," titled "Natives for Wildlife....Butterflies & Insects" will be held at 6:30 p.m. Come early and have coffee.
For more information call, 619-282-8687.