Riparian Habitats

Ashley Porter

For my community project, I accompanied Ms. Doskocil and a number of others on a trip to the Rio Salado Riparian area.  For this project, we helped pull invasive species, like buffalo grass, out of this beautiful riparian habitat.  Buffalo grass grows rapidly, and crowds native plants, stealing the native plants water and nutrients.

I joined this project to learn more about riparian habitats, and to be more aware of the beauty hidden with in Arizona’s desert walls.

Removing these invasive species helped my community by saving the native plants, and preserving the habitat.  I’m glad I participated, and feel great doing so, because those plants can’t save themselves, and it is necessary to preserve the life within these riparian habitats.

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