Squad was down along the wetland again at Luther Burbank Park in the Mountains to Sound Greenway. where we weeded amongst the native plantings of rose, snowberry, vine maple and more. Blackberry / Rubus armenicus and hedge bindweed / Convolvulus sepium take years to bring under control and vigilance to prevent from re-establishment, so consistent stewardship is vitally important. These vining plants will easily weigh down young natives so much that they bend over to the ground, after-which they are easily smothered. Once the natives are more established, they have greater resilience- just like children. Our children in fact worked hard to yank, haul, dig and chuck large quantities of noxious weeds away from the wetland boardwalk and the small natives, with a bit of help from their parents and our work party host Joe. Great work.
We were happily surprised to see that our favourite quiet swimming beach was busy with heavy machinery doing erosion control and restoration on the bank. While we couldn't swim there, we were delighted to find that the main lifeguarded swimming beach was sandy, warm and very fun. As was the land-art in the form of water-ripples, perfect for running around.