Wednesday, February 6, 2013

February 16 Work Day 9-12

   Removal of Waxleaf Ligustrum, a well known exotic invader, will be our main objective for this outing. Specifically, we will work on stands of this plant near the blue pin on the right on the map at
where you will also see where to park.
   Please remember, before you leave home, leave or store all things that can be viewed through your vehicle window in the trunk or below hatchback covers. Leave nothing in view after you park.
   We will be off-trail so close-toed shoes, long pants, long-sleeved shirts, and hats are advised. Please bring a drinking bottle for water. BCF will provide jugs of water, tools, supervision, and gloves. Our gloves are well used and mostly large, so if you have your own work gloves, you might want to bring them.
   At the work site, you will sign in and be introduced to the plant, tools, and safety measures.
   I look forward to working with you and to a productive and pleasant day.
George Innis

Brian Ellis gets Eagle Scout Award

On January 27, 2013 Brian Ellis received his Eagle Scout Award. His project was to create a spur off the Bull Creek Greenbelt Trail west of Hwy. 360, install a bench and a memorial sign remembering Morris Beachy, one of the folks who worked from the 1960s onward to preserve Bull Creek from environmental impacts. Brian's Dad Jonathan and Mom Julie join Brian as he accepts his Eagle Certificate.

Sylvia, Diana, Frances Beachy at the dedication of the Morris Beachy memorial bench.