Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Photos from Ronald Bog Work Party last week

On August 29, 2008 there was a work party at Ronald Bog park in Shoreline to remove blackberries and other invasive species.

Thanks to Dick Decker for the following information and photos:

Eighteen volunteers accumulated over 90 hours removing blackberries along Meridian Avenue. The lead was Tomboulian Landscaping, a landscape firm owned by Mark Tomboulian, a Meridian Park Neighborhood resident. His crew (equipment, trucks, etc.) assisted by a Boy Scout contingent from Troop 325 and Dick Decker removed approx. 40 yards of blackberry debris. We have a work party scheduled for 9/13/08 Saturday 9 to noon to remove blackberry roots and spread arbor chips to hold the soil and reduce the reemergence of the blackberries. Later in the fall native plants will be planted to begin restoring the shoreline. This project, headed by the Meridian Park Neighborhood Association, will cover approx. 600 feet along Meridian and 200 + feet along North 175th. The project will take at least two years to remove invasives and plant natives but a couple of years longer to keep the new plants alive.

Link to: More photos from this event

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