Saturday, September 29, 2012

Conservation Corps Update: September 25th-29th

Youth Outdoors members compressing
the brush pile at CWOC
When we arrive at work now the sun has just started rising and as the day comes to a close it has reached the far western edge of the sky. The days are still warm though, and we are greatful for every warm day.

The majority of our week was spent at Lilydale Regional Park doing sweeps through the park to remove any invasive plant species. Butter and Eggs (Linaria vulgaris) was prevalent throughout the butterfly monitoring garden section of the park. Removing that, along with the never ending battle against thistle and burdock, took up most of our week.  With the youth, we hauled brush from the Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom opening up a lot of area that we had previously cut to make room for the trails that are going to be installed this fall. Trail construction in CWOC is scheduled to begin in mid October.