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Valley Native Plant Garden Gets Relief From A Generous Donor

Gift means a shady place for plants at local land trust

Visalia, CA –
Sequoia Riverlands Trust announced today that one of its members has donated a large shade tarp that will give immediate relief to its well-known native plant garden at Dry Creek Preserve.

Paul Baxley who owns B & D Dairy of Visalia gave the large tarp to the land trust after hearing about the lack of shade.

The garden’s previous roof was ripped off and blown across Dry Creek in a storm two years ago. The overhead beams snapped like twigs from the force and the roof landed near the Terminus Dam.

The upgrades on the new roofing include doubling of the cables and cement footings so that it can survive strong winds.

This donation from Paul Baxley allows SRT to enlarge the current space to grow more plants used inthe land trust’s restoration projects at its six preserves. Sequoia Riverlands Trust Nursery Manager Andrew Glazier says the “plants are thriving thanks to the new tarp. Before they were wilting from the intense sun and heat but now they have a cool place to rest before we plant them in their final location.”

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