Sunday, September 23, 2012

NATURE PARK CLEAN-UP - Thurs, Sept. 27, 8:30 - 10 am

We have made a lot of progress with these short weekday morning clean-ups. We have been working behind the main sign (that is no longer there), up from Tocalote Hill. We have been removing dead mustard and horehound. This should make it easier to remove the new weeds once the cooler, wetter weather comes. We are also pulling castor bean seedlings. Things are looking pretty good.

I am not sure whether many of you are aware but I will be away from December to June. I am trying to put together a booklet with pictures of the weeds linked to the time that they appear. This way you will be able to see, for example, what tocalote looks like in April (when it first appears) and in June (when it bolts and puts on long flowering stems).

The next Saturday clean-up is October 20. I am not sure about these weekday morning sessions - things are getting pretty busy for me. Will keep you posted.

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Meet in the park to pull weeds, pick up litter, and enjoy the park. Come for the whole time, for an hour, or just stop by to say hello.

Nature Park entrance on Pasadena Ave., east of the York St. Bridge
Remember to:
- wear sunscreen, hat, sunglasses
- bring water
- bring gardening gloves and tools (weeders, trowels, whatever you use in your own garden)
- comfortable work clothes, including work shoes (sneakers or boots)
- binoculars for bird watching (optional)

Children must be under adult supervision at all times. There is poison oak in the park, which we will point out before we start.

Please pass this info along to anyone else you think might be interested in the park. If you know of anyone who doesn't use the internet, let me know so we can be sure they are kept in the loop.