The Meridian Park Neighborhood Association will be hosting a work party at Ronald Bog, this Saturday, September 13th, to clean out some of the blackberries and other invasive plants that clog parts of the park. To help, come down to the Bog between 9 am and noon on Saturday, and bring work gear – remember that those blackberries are sticker-laden, so you'll want to wear jeans or heavy pants and definitely bring gloves. Also useful would be tools like wheelbarrows, rakes, and so on.
As this ongoing cleanup of the bog continues into fall, the association will be planting more native plants and encouraging the wonderful variety of wildlife that is attracted to natural spaces. Have you noticed the turtles that often come out to sun themselves on the logs at the water's edge? There are even reports that blue herons have been spotted there!
If you'd like any more information about the cleanup project, please contact Dick Decker at 206-542-1552, or Mark Tomboulian at 206-546-3261.