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Lake Boren Park Restoration Project
Windfall Clean-Up from Winter Ice & Snow Storm
January 28, 2012
Connor, who attends the International School in Bellevue, has chosen environmental stewardship for his Senior Project. He's focusing on the impact of invasive plants on our ecosystem, ways to restore a healthy balance to the local habitat, and the need for citizen involvement. This is the first of several projects with the Weed Warriors.
Today the troops removed downed branches from the wind, ice and snow storm. Afterward the clean-up, we surveyed May Creek Trail for locations of invasive English ivy, Himalayan blackberry and English Holly for a project on March 31st that Connor will lead with a group from his church.
This is the progress to date on the invasive blackberry patch.
Below is what the area should look like with native ferns and salal plants.
We found this patch of native Western Sword Fern in the May Creek Open Space.
Unfortunately, invasive plants are present in many areas of the Open Space.
All who enjoy the amenities of our parks, trails and open spaces are the beneficiaries of these volunteer restoration projects, and are welcome to participate in future projects with the Weed Warriors
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Student earn Community Service hours required by schools.