Colorado Springs, Colorado 2021-02-23 18:58:14 –
Colorado Springs — The Colorado Springs city crew is working on cleaning the Spring Creek section between Pikes Peak Avenue and Airport Road on the southeastern side of the city.
The 19-acre open space is flooded with invading plant species that dominate native plants along the riverbed of the stream. The goal is to bring this section of the stream back to a more native and natural area.
In addition to clearing invading vegetation, the crew picked up about 80 tonnes of debris.
“It used to be a wildlife sanctuary. I don’t know if many people remember it, but it’s like a beautiful area with natural habitats. And for years, I We have had many invading species. Richard Maredi, chief of rainwater at Colorado Springs, said, “Vegetation of the species invaded there. It was actually taken over and maintained in the past. The ability to maintain its natural habitat was really limited. ”
The first phase of the rehabilitation project should be completed in March.
Crews working to clean and restore section of Spring Creek on southeast side of Colorado Springs Source link Crews working to clean and restore section of Spring Creek on southeast side of Colorado Springs