Fourteen young women and one teacher from Santa Catalina did a very nice job ripping out hemlock on the levee between upper and lower Cattail Swale during a day of environmental stewardship. They left the piles to rot in the middle of the trail. Students from Santa Catalina school worked on this levee last season too.
In the exposed bare soil, we planted needlegrass and other native plants. We'll keep plugging away at this levee for the next several years, working our way around the two freshwater ponds, restoring native vegetation and removing invasive weeds.