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Restoration at Longhorn Point

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February 7 & 9, 2017 | Restoration at Longhorn Point
Eight River Watchers from Manor High School planted 19 switch-grass transplants, from Hornsby Bend, to Longhorn Shores at Town Lake Metropolitan Park. The switch-grassill help restore the habitat and improve riparian functioning and health.
Sixteen River Watchers from McCallum, Austin, and Travis High Schools joined community members to plant transplanted inland sea oats on the shore of Lady Bird Lake at Longhorn Point. This work was done in conjunction with The Trail Foundation’s work to create a depressed garden with well-adapted, native riparian species. Inland sea oats, or Chasmanthium latifolium, is very popular low-maintenance shade grass native to Texas and notable for its large, graceful seedheads. Students also picked up trash along the southeast shore of the lake.
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