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October 04 2016

Building berms layed on contour for erosion control, using dead juniper branches.

Posted in Habitat, Erosion, 2016 Journal

March 13 2016

  • Finished planting third flat of 18 x 4 inch pots of sedges along river edge
  • Removed invasive Bastard Cabbage on river bottom and planted some "Riparian Recovery" mix

Posted in Habitat, Erosion, 2016 Journal

March 06 2016

  • Saw Great Blue Heron in its nest in tall tree at river
  • Saw 4 Ducks
  • Saw some Geese
  • Planted 2 flats of Sedges, 18 x 4 inch pots in each flat, along edge of river shore for erosion protection
  • Planted Elderberry near river shore


The small green sprigs that look like grass blades is one of the sedges planted along the river edge for erosion protection.

Posted in Census, Habitat, Erosion, 2016 Journal

March 05 2016

  • Started overflow diversion for pond, for erosion control
  • Attended Riparian Recovery Workshop- recieved 3 flats of 3 sedges to plant at water line, and one Palmetto. 

Posted in Habitat, Erosion, 2016 Journal

May 23 2015

  • Received emergency call at 7:30pm to watch for flood event
  • Huge flood on Blanco River that washed out the Fischer Store bridge, caused a rise 50 to 60 feet above normal levels.
  • Heard and saw many large Bald Cypress trees and others, snapping and breaking loudly in the rising waters.
  • Lost access to river because steps washed away 

Just a few minutes before, we were standing on the upper landing watching the river rise on the steps, we moved to the bluff trail and then saw the steps floating by in the river flood, at the top of the 50 foot bluff.

  • The river came up above the rock bluff edge (50 +feet)
  • Emergency officials were offering evacuations for neighbors who did not want to be stranded with no electricity and trapped by the one way flooded low water crossing which was not passable for 10 days.

Vulture Gulch after the big flood, the narrow canyon walls caused a loss of most all of the large Cypress, Pecan, Sycamore and other trees. Compare this photo to the Journal entry on May 17, 2015  for perspective.

Posted in Census, Habitat, Erosion, 2015 Journal

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