West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt Maintenance 12-11-2021
West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt maintenance review:
22 neighbors spent about three hours each yesterday in the greenbelt for some much needed maintenance: half of us collected trash (mostly abandoned camps), the other half removed nandina and cats claw. Many thanks to Alan, Ben, Charlotte, Christine, Cory, Diane & Cory, Eric, Gary & Kris, Gary & Lee, Jody, Katherine, Matt, Lisa & Mario, Ronnie, Patty, Samantha and Thom. We have gotten about 60 hours closer to our required 400+ matching hours for the Post Oak entrance grant 🙂
There was some good-natured discussion about the futility of our efforts – as soon as we turn away, more trash accumulates; non-native plants seem to propagate much quicker than the natives (they actually do) and whatever area we clear, will be covered again in a year. HOWEVER, if we did not clean the greenbelt, it would become a garbage dump in no time and removing quick-growing invasive plants gives slower-growing native saplings a chance to grow up some more and get established. Plus, it is a great chance to be outdoors and get your hands into soil, while catching up with neighbors.
We’ll have another workday in the greenbelt in January, while poison ivy is mostly dormant; there is lots of cats claw left
West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt maintenance scheduled:
Ingrid Weigand via groups.io Mon, Dec 6, to BCNAForum
It is supposed to be sunny this coming Saturday, with temperatures in the upper 60s – perfect for working in the greenbelt.
Please join us for a few hours to maintain trails, remove invasive plants and pick up trash.
When: Saturday, Dec 11, 9 am to noon
Where: 1200 South 6th Street, the entrance to the West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt
What to Bring: Loppers, or small hand tools for digging and cutting if you plan to work on trails or removing plants; gloves for everyone. We’ll provide trash bags.
What to Wear: Sturdy close-toed shoes, long pants and long sleeved shirts (poison ivy is going dormant, but still present)
At this point I’ll need a head-count since we are starting with coffee and breakfast tacos – so, please let me know if you plan to be there.
Thanks, Ingrid Weigand
BCNA Parks Committee 512-663-4632