It was a special day for the Garber Park Stewards to Celebrate 10 years of restoration in Garber. And, who better to lead us on this walk than Lech Namovich, Golden Hour Restoration, who has been leading workshops and guiding our restoration activities for the past 10 years! And who better to discuss the successes, the failures (yes, there were a few), and where we should go from here on our next 10 year journey. It was a fun journey for all who came to see and hear about how our restoration projects have transformed the park to a beautiful native oak woodland park for all to enjoy! We all agreed it was a great day to leave our gloves at home, learn about the evolution of our restoration sites, enjoying the stories, and discussing the future. A fun day for all.
Sunday, January 19: First Workday of 2020
Energized by yesterday’s walk through the park, many of us returned for a work day, beginning our next 10 years restoration. Today’s effort - beginning with clearing the debris at the Claremont Ave Entrance and the trail to Fern Glade. Removing invasive weeds is at the core of our work, and Winter is “easy pulling” time. We concentrated in removing the invasives in Fern Glade so the abundant ferns, trilliums, and other natives can thrive.
The Claremont Hotel and Resort has a long history of supporting the Garber Park Stewards restoration efforts in Garber Park. In 2015 we received a grant from the Sustainability Committee to develop a Self-Guided Nature Trail, and since that time employees from the hotel volunteer in Garber and clean the Evergreen Lane Path Stairway leading into the park several times a year. Today they pulled enough ivy from Fern Glade and the Evergreen Lane stairs to fill a pick-up!
THANKS TO EVERYONE! We couldn’t do it without you.