May 19, 2012--The Garber Park Stewards saved this mid-year workday for a task slightly different than the usual invasive removal chores. We wanted to take a good look--at the beginning of summer--at the Measure DD plantings along the banks of the middle portion of the creek, mostly for recordation and monitoring purposes. We were happy to have a couple of seasoned volunteers to help with this sometimes wet job and we were pleased to see our best broom remover, Clyde and his eponymous weed wrench. This allowed us to do two really necessary things at once.
While Jon and myself were measuring willows, Clyde went north into the deeper canyon of the creek and came out with a pile of big stemmed French broom which had passed the blooming stage and had set seed. We will get that pile out on June 5 when the Weed Warriors return to the area to clean up some of the inevitable regrowth in the Measure DD area.
Mary Millman for
Shelagh and Bob Brodersen--On Vacation!!