It was a beautiful day – warm and sunny. Garber saw 14 volunteers perform many needed tasks and large projects. One group worked on the Evergreen Hillside pulling Erhardta and other invasive weeds, another group worked in Fern Glade and along Claremont Ave Trail, and Mark continued his amazing work on the Cape Ivy removal. Two more groups worked at the Claremont Entrance clearing a huge swath of ivy using the Bradley Method (pulling and cutting and rolling the ivy down the hill). It took 4 strong volunteers to haul the huge roll of ivy into the bin for final removal. On your next trip to Garber you will notice a nice “bridge” across the newly cleared drainage ditch at the parking lot, one of many improvements we’re making to the Claremont Ave Entrance for safety for pedestrians as well as cars. And, then there was the one woman raking crew who managed to rake leaves and loose dirt off the trail from the Evergreen Lane Entrance all the way down to the Claremont Entrance. THANK YOU to all of you plus a big THANK YOU to all the volunteers who helped organize these projects. And THANKS to Oakland for sponsoring and supporting this event. Garber Statistics: 14 volunteers (many who stayed till 1:30pm), for 55 volunteer hours, and over 300 pounds of waste!!(estimated to weigh approx. 300 lbs)
Please join us on Saturday, October 19, from 10am-Noon for our 3rd Saturday workday. We have more trail projects and weeding projects to get the park ready for the Winter and planting time!