SATURDAY STEWARDSHIP EVENT!
October 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
This Saturday, October 16, our Stewardship Project will continue one of our most challenging but important efforts of the year. We have made excellent progress, and have almost finished removing the target blackberry patch, thanks to so many dedicated hands on deck! Come help us as we near the end.
We will continue our eradication of the blackberry patch on the wildlife sanctuary area of Alder Creek Farm, just south of the Garden fence. Our focus on this one patch is helping us to better understand how these patches evolve, and how best to remove them and limit their spread, so we can begin to bring this nasty invasive under control throughout Alder Creek Farm.
As we finish up we are also looking into what native flowers we’ll be able to put in their place, with the hope they will out-compete the invasive grasses and blackberries.
We will continue our efforts to dig them out by their roots. We also are working to remove the berry plants that have established themselves in the neighboring rushes.
Please meet at Alder Creek Farm at 9:00 a.m. (see map, below)
We encourage you to bring treats to share. We will provide sturdy gloves and tools, but if you have a favorite pair of gloves, please bring them along (especially if they’re nice and thick). If you have chaps, they might help too.
I hope to see you there!
The elk thank you, too!