Soil is the great connector
On September 9, more than a dozen citizens came together to pitch in a little muscle to help save the soil at Daniels Park. As part of Xcel Energy’s Day of Service, and with the help of Denver Zoo, the group of volunteers picked up shovels and rocks and got to work.
The goal was to build small stone dams to help reverse erosion from water run-off in low-lying areas in the grasslands at Daniels Park. These dams are critical for restoring the land to prevent soil loss, habitat loss, flooding and other ecological concerns.
The volunteers also learned how to collect plant seeds from native perennial grasses. The idea is to reseed areas that need more help stabilizing the soil.
Article and photos by Karen Leigh