Invasive species control in
Rain gardens and CWOC
|Thinning out Canada anenome in one |
of the Como neighborhood raingardens
Our crew focused on raingarden management on Thursday. We covered seven different rain gardens in the Como neighborhood. There were many different projects that we worked on in the raingardens. The first raingarden was too crowded with Canada Anemone--a native, yet aggressive species--so we thinned it out to allow other species to thrive there as well. In other rain gardens, we focused on removal of invasives including thistle, clovers, ragweed, and volunteer trees. At the end of the day, we returned to the
Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom (CWOC) to work on eliminating burdock.
CWOC with Youth Outdoors Crew 3 (YO3)
The day began with finishing off a section of CWOC by eliminating/ treating all of the burdock in the section. We continued to treat burdock until we were joined by YO3, another Conservation Corps team to remove garlic mustard. We concluded the day by clipping seed heads of reed canary grass to prevent spread.