||Development and Monitoring of Revegetation Methods: Connecting Students with Restoration Activities at Awcomin Marsh. Final Report.
D. M. Burdick ;
C. Peter ;
K. A. Nelson
||New Hampshire Univ., Durham. Jackson Estuarine Lab.; New Hampshire Dept. of Environmental Services, Concord.
Tables (Data) ;
Methods development ;
Methods monitoring ;
New Hampshire ;
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Five classes in a local elementary school participated in an effort to grow and plant high marsh and upper border vegetation at a salt marsh restoration site in spring 2005. Seeds of six marsh upper edge species were successfully germinated and grown into seedlings by third graders. The seedlings were planted by the students in late spring 2005, but only switchgrass and quackgrass plants appeared to have established and survived after one year. Mature shoots of three high marsh species planted by the third graders (salt hay, salt grass and black grass) established successfully and continue to proliferate. In addition, the authors assessed an experiment of cordgrass plantings performed by community volunteers in 2002. The experiment was designed to test the effectiveness of three planting techniques at a salt marsh restored by the excavation of old dredge spoil that had been colonized by common reed.