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Discovery Park - Schmear away the blackberry …02/23/2024
Help us schmear away the blackberry invaders while we schmear some bagels with cream cheese. With the guidance of the UW Restoration Ecology Network, we'll be removing blackberry from one of the most scenic restoration sites in the city. We are calling the site Lizard Haven due to the many northern alligator lizards seen in the area (though not this time of year). Our primary task will be moving blackberry canes and digging up blackberry roots but we will also be spreading wood chips to keep weed seeds from sprouting. We'll have pitchforks, rakes, hand tillers, wheelbarrows and heavy duty shovels to accomplish our tasks.
As an added perk, we will get a short lesson on restoration techniques or philosophy from current students of the curriculum.
AS AN EVEN BIGGER PERK, WE'LL HAVE BAGELS AND CREAM CHEESE DONATED BY OXBOW BAKERY TO KEEP US FUELED UP FOR THE HARD WORK!
Check out the project website for more information: click here
Open to the public
All ages OK
20 out of 20 participants registered.
What to Bring
Work gloves, boots, weather appropriate clothes (thermal liner layer recommended) that you don't mind getting dirty and something to stay hydrated. (I have some loaner gloves if you don't have your own)
Where to Meet
Meet at the junction of the gravel meadow access road and the westerly parade grounds paved park road. This is 900' WSW of the large white radar tower and is a 10 minute walk from the south parking lot (please allow enough time to walk to and from the meeting site). If you're late, look for us 200' down the gravel road.Meeting Location Map
Where to Park
south parking lot