Willow Spheres:

Creek Restoration

This is a permanent restoration based environmental art installation to help reduce sediment and restore the native creek habitat of the San Geronimo Creek Watershed. 

 

The reduction in sediments is expected to prevent accumulation of imbedding sediments in the important downstream fisheries habitat of Lagunitas Creek. 

 

Fourth grade children from Brookside Elementary created and installed twenty five willow spheres made from dormant native willow plantings.

Willow Spheres: Creek Restoration
Willow Spheres: Creek Restoration

Fourth grade students collaborate to create willow spheres, using dormant willow cuttings and bio-degradable twine.

Willow Spheres: Creek Restoration
Willow Spheres: Creek Restoration

Proud of the completion of their final product.

Willow Spheres: Creek Restoration
Willow Spheres: Creek Restoration

Digging holes in the creek bed to plant the willow sphere. San Geronimo Creek, CA

Willow Spheres: Creek Restoration
Willow Spheres: Creek Restoration

Taking turns digging the holes.

Willow Spheres: Creek Restoration
Willow Spheres: Creek Restoration

Planted willow sphere.

Willow Spheres: Creek Restoration
Willow Spheres: Creek Restoration

View of 25 willow spheres planted by 4th grade students along the creek bed. San Geronimo Creek, CA

Willow Spheres: Creek Restoration
Willow Spheres: Creek Restoration

Willow spheres sprouting in the spring. San Geronimo Creek, CA