A great turn-out today of new and regular volunteers enabled us to divide into two groups.
Most of us worked in Fern Glade weeding among all the ferns and pushing back the ivy increasing Fern Glade. Lots of bare ground waiting for the rains and new ferns and other natives to pop up in this phenomenally successful and popular restoration area on the Claremont Ave Trail.
Another group spent the morning on the other side of the park at Horsetail Meadow pulling and cutting invasive thistle and poison Hemlock. A tough job - we're lucky to have volunteers willing to go after these invasive species.
And if you find yourself at Fireplace Plaza you should thank Mark who stayed several hours longer than the rest of us cleaning up the area for all of us to enjoy.
Thanks to all who came today. Our next volunteer workday is Saturday, August 20 from 10am to Noon. We hope to see you as we continue pulling fire prone invasives and maintaining the trails.
Garber Park is a 13-acre wildland park owned by the City of Oakland located behind the Claremont Hotel in Claremont Canyon. Garber Park is home to significant stands of big-leaf maple, California buckeyes and regenerating coast live oak woodland and forest. The Garber Park Stewards vision is to safeguard the native wildland resources of Garber Park while reducing the risk of wildfire and improving the trail system.