Five us spent a sunny morning removing ivy from the park. We worked in Section 2 on the restoration map, an area down from the stairs and to the north of the trail. This particular area has had a lot of invasive removal attention. A professional work crew removed blackberries and planted over a 100 natives last September. This past March about 10 students spent almost 5 hours removing ivy and building rafts to dry the ivy vine bundles.
Megan, our good friend of the park returned to work. Mariah, a junior at Juanita HS dropped by to work and loved this jewel of a park. Also helping out for the first time was AJ a student from UW. He had so much fun he plans on bringing some frat members out for a workparty! My good friend and neighbor John was there, he knows more than I do about the park. He has left over 20 years of footprints in this park.
John and AJ worked the gentle slope area. Together they created a carpet roll of ivy, rolling it down the slope hooking ivy vines into the bundle and eventually lifting and dropping the bundle on a raft.
Maria, Megan and I removed embedded vines remaining in an already cleared area. This particular area we are working in had a work party in March. The easy surface ivy vines were removed but there is a spider web of vines beneath the surface, so now we have to go over parts of this cleared area all over again.