Antioch interns welcomed Spring this year by participating in a tree planting event along Marsh Creek. Earth Team interns worked alongside members from American Rivers, Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed, Contra Costa Resource Conservation District, and Brentwood community volunteers to plant 22 trees in one afternoon! Tree species planted included California Buckeye (Aesculus californica) and California Black Walnut (Juglans californica).
Planting 15-gallon trees is hard work, but interns felt rewarded knowing these trees will restore the natural ecosystem of Marsh Creek for years to come.
The trees were planted along a stretch of Marsh Creek that is being restored as part of the Three Creeks Parkway Restoration Project. This project will improve approximately 4,000 linear feet of Marsh Creek located in Brentwood, California by widening the channel with a floodplain bench and planting with native vegetation. This will provide quality habitat for Chinook Salmon and Swainson’s Hawk.
Watch the video below to learn more about the Three Creeks Parkway Restoration Project: