Texas club adds native plants to Lewisville

Photo courtesy of Denton County Bass Club
Volunteers from the Denton County Bass Club planted emergent vegetation in Texas' Lewisville Lake.

Volunteers from the Denton County Bass Club and the Lewisville Aquatic Ecosystem Research Facility planted aquatic plants on Lake Lewisville in July 2011. The group scheduled the emergent planting along the shoreline of the Hickory Creek Arm Restitution Area. The vegetation planted includes giant bulrush, softstem bulrush, water williows and spikerushes. 

"We planted about 200 plants all within a five-hour time frame and still had time to do a little fishing before the heat set it," said Paul Starnes.

"Denton County Bass Club has been very fortunate to be able to team up with Lewisville Aquatic Ecosystem Research Facility in regard to any kind of conservation effort needed," continued Starnes. "I believe we have done more than 15 projects with LAERF, and we check in with each other annually."

Denton County Bass Club members provided the boats and manpower, and LAERF provided the materials and locations. The three volunteers dedicated 15 man-hours to the project.

 

This article is part of the Habitat Improvement segment of the larger report, 2011 Annual Achievements in B.A.S.S. Conservation.

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