Stewardship Squad returned to Luther Burbank Park with the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, a favorite destination for combining stewardship with swimming on hot summer days. The kids were excited to be working on a new spot, deep in the wetland. We felt like we were on a jungle expedition as we bushwhacked our way back to the site. Our mission: blackberry and ivy removal.
The kids deftly dug, clipped, and pulled as the temperature continued to rise throughout the afternoon. By the end we had cleared a substantial section and everyone was ready to cool off. We made our way to the shore of the lake and the kids swam, the parents lounged, and a bald eagle swooped low overhead.