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Ricardi Reach, Unincorporated King County

Volunteers grubbing blackberry

Ricardi Reach hosts volunteer work party. Volunteers focus on grubbing blackberry. Photograph by Christina Brown. Copyright 2009. All rights reserved.

Ricardi Reach stewards

Ricardi Reach Stewards: Karen Wallace, Susan Dawson, Virginia Thompson. Photograph by Dangelei Fox. Copyright 2010. All rights reserved.

Native Plant Steward Project Team

Virginia Thompson (Lead), Karen Wallace, Susan Dawson

Project Site Objective

To enhance the ecological value of the Ricardi Reach site by removing invasive plants such as blackberry and knotweed and replanting with native plants.

Ricardi Reach is a designated Natural Area approximately 7.5 acres in total along the Cedar River in unincorporated King County, Washington. The area selected for restoration is an approximately 1 acre parcel bounded by the Cedar River Trail and is within the 100 year floodplain of the river.

The project site is covered by a black cottonwood, big-leaf maple and red alder forest with a small proportion of coniferous trees. The understory contains native species such as snowberry, Indian plum, sword fern, and salmonberry and extensive patches of invasive non-native species including knotweed, blackberry, and butterfly bush.

The main goals of the project include removing 1 acre of invasives, mostly blackberries and plant with native species by winter 2009. In conjunction with WNPS, the project will be supported by the King County Volunteer Program which includes two adopt-a-park groups for this site, Friends of the Cedar River Watershed and BlackRock, Inc.

Ricardi volunteers
Ricardi Volunteers! Photograph by Christina Brown. Copyright 2010. All rights reserved.




Updated: March 6, 2015
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