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Park Steward Diaries

Michael Babbit

Date of volunteer work: 08/10/2017. Site Name: Errol Heights. Number of hours worked: 2. Species removed: Canada thistle. Estimated percent cover before removal80. Approximate square feet of invasives removed200. Not too hot today. I had found a patch of Canada thistle in a dry patch by the ponds. Dug out as much as possible and […]

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Cat Mead

Date of volunteer work: 06/28/2017. Site Name: Johnson Creek Park. Number of hours worked: 2.5. Species removed: Himalayan blackberry. Estimated percent cover before removal10-90. Approximate square feet of invasives removed100. I cut back blackberry from several trees and shrubs near the parking area, in a place that is grassy and surrounded by trees, roses (hidden […]

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Cat Mead

Date of volunteer work: 05/19/2017. Site Name: Johnson Creek Park. Number of hours worked: 2. Species removed: none. Estimated percent cover before removal0. Approximate square feet of invasives removed0. I trimmed grass and other weeds back from areas where native plants were, in preparation for mulching to be done by a volunteer group in the […]

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Date of volunteer work: 06/01/2017. Site Name: False. Number of hours worked: 0. Species removed: test. Estimated percent cover before removal0. Approximate square feet of invasives removed0. Do you read?

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Sue

Date of volunteer work: 05/31/2017. Site Name: Hayes. Number of hours worked: 1.5. Species removed: none. Estimated percent cover before removal0. Approximate square feet of invasives removed0. Contrary to popular belief, not every visit of a park steward has the glamour and allure of removing blackberry canes the size of a baby’s leg or becoming […]

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