REI Service Day at Dishman Hills
On Saturday April 9th REI sponsored the second annual service day for the Dishman Hills Natural Area. About 300 volunteers removed Knapweed, built fences, did trail work, ground preparation for a native garden, decommissioned trails and planted trees. Here are some highlights...
Ness Elementary School has a Native Plant Garden plan for Dishman Hills but the ground needed preparation so volunteers pulled weeds, turned soil and moved rocks to create borders.
Professor Roberts talks about removing Knapweed.
Fences at the new parking lot were installed.
Goldback Springs Bridge needed to be rebuilt.
Fallen trees needed to be cut and removed.
Special thanks to the Backcountry Horsemen.
Lots of down logs and branches needed to be removed.
The trail needed to go from the parking lot to Camp Caro.
Trash was removed from the natural area.
And everyone enjoyed the free pizza, music and prizes at the end!
Photos provided by Rika Ream
More photos at http://gallery.me.com/rika#101045