In the fall of 2012 Rincon Tribal Nursery contracted with the Tribal EPA to grow 2000 riparian plant species for the second phase of a grant they had obtained for restoring disturbed areas of the San Luis Rey River bed (along on the north side of Omish Road near Highway 67). Species included native oaks, sycamores, cottonwoods, mulefat, and elderberry. Upland species also included buckwheat, white and black sages, deergrass, among others. The project was planted by the EPA crew in the spring of 2013 after irrigation was installed. This project had a tight schedule for plant production, but the nursery met the challenge. We are proud to be part of the effort to restore are lands to their original native cover.
- “I would like to let people know what a wonderful experience I have had working with the Rincon Tribal Nursery staff. I spent many hours working with Joey and staff discussing and planning our restoration project. They worked hard at presenting their idea’s and thoughts to make sure the project was a success. They are not afraid to take on a challenge when it comes to native plant projects and they have the knowledge of what grows locally. Joey and staff are dedicated to providing excellent customer service as well as sharing their knowledge and expertise through consultations and talks. Rincon Tribal Nursery staff are certainly making an impact. Keep up the good work.”
- Tiffany Wolf, Director Rincon EPA