Made in the Shade: Projects aim to cool the waters of Lone Pine Creek

March 16, 2014

Mail Tribune: February 19, 2015

Nicole Del Pizzo peers over the stripped south bank of east Medford’s Lone Pine Creek, casting a lone shadow unchallenged by trees or brush.

A healthy creek bank would be rife with shade-bearing native trees, but this bare stretch near Table Rock Road becomes so superheated at times in the summer that wild salmon and steelhead can’t use it.

“This site is desperate for trees and shade,” said Del Pizzo, education director for the Lomakatsi Restoration Project and a trained landscape designer.

That shade now is on its way…Read full story here.

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