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April 04, 2013

Restoration in the OVRP with Girl Scouts and WILDCOAST

Over 50 native plants in the ground!
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Senior Ranger John Barone demonstrates invasive species removal.

Last weeked WILDCOAST partnered with super volunteer and troop leader Irene Barajas and her awesome Girl Scout Troop 5912 to remove invasive species and do habitat restoration with native plants.  It was a beautiful morning at the Rios Staging area and we hiked, led by Senior Park Ranger John Barone, to an area grown over with invasives.  It was a fomer dump site and we removed chunks of cement, invasive plants and pieces of trash as the marine layer burned off into a beautiful sunny day.  After clearing the area of invasives, the Girl Scouts planted 50 native plants that were provided by the OVRP Rangers.  It was great to see such enthusiasm from the Girl Scouts and local community members and see this little patch of the park converted into a beautiful example of restoration in this important urban river parkway.

 

(For more information on similar projects, please contact John Holder at john.holder@wildcoast.net)