Wigi Work Day #1, April 7, 2018
 
A huge thank you to:
-  The City of Eureka for coordinating dumpsters, weed wrenches and access
-  BLM for loaning us weed wrenches
-  Hik-shari Trail Stewards for use of their big weed wrench
-  42 volunteers who donated their time.
 
Volunteers Gather as the sun comes out.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strong young man pulling Scotch broom on the bay side of the trail.  Note weed-wrench in use at lower left.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Caitlyn Tischer and Dennis Houghton collect garbage.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The green waste bin was filled with Scotch broom.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Caitlyn and Stan take a break after a hard morning's work.

  1. Red-stemmed grass

    divalign='left'spanstyle='font-size:12pt;'We saw a beautiful red-stemmed grass thatno one recognized. It was ID'd by a CNPS(CaliforniaNativePlantSociety) member as spanspandir='ltr'style='font-size:12pt;'spanspanHainardia cylindrica. It is not a native, but is not considered invasive.spanspanspanspandir='ltr'spanspanspanspanspanbrspandir='ltr'spanspanspanspanspan
  2. Hot work on a sunny morning

    pstyle='font-size:14pt'spanstyle='font-size:12pt;'spanstyle='font-size:14pt;'Jessworkedupasweatcuttingthetallsweetwhiteclover(Melilotusalba),openingupspacefornatives.spanbrspanp
  3. Hidden treasures

    Atwinberrygrowsintertwinedwiththewhiteclover.
  4. Picking up trash

    Reneehelpedwithcleaninguptrash.Fortunatelytherewasn'talot!
  5. Trey and Susan confront the challenge

    Melilotusalbaisalarge,fast-growingplantinthelegumefamilythatisspreadingrapidlyinanareathathasalotofnativeplantsthatwouldlikesomeroomtobreathandgrow.
  6. Moving in for the take-down!

    Jessgetsstartedonthewallofclover.
  7. A pile of flowering plants

    Wecutseveraltarp-loadsofstemsoverthecourseoftwohours.
  8. A truck eases hauling

    EPD(EurekaPoliceDepartment)madeourworkmucheasier(madeitpossible)byparkingtheirtrucknearourworksite,andallowingustofillitwithourplantmaterial.
  9. Trash compactor!

    TreyandJessbothstampeddownthestemstoallowustoputmoreinthetruck.
  10. Cedar waxwings

    Aswewereclearingtheclover,fruitingtwinberryplantsappeared!Thecedarwaxwingsalreadyknewaboutthem,butseemedunconcernedwithourpresence.Whatatreattoseethem!