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Monday, May 19, 2008

Summer 2008 To Do List

As part of an annual meeting, we got together and did a quick tour of Wet Meadow II to admire the beauty and to see what might need to be done this summer.

Invasive Plant Removal
  • Remove Canadian thistle from SE corner of wm2 lower tier
    Thistle has a thick and prickly body and leaves. Best to pull it after a rain. Wear gloves.
  • Remove sweet clover - not widely distributed, but we need to stay on it.
    Also good to remove after a rain by pulling
  • Bindweed or wild morning glory - SE of WMII under walnut tree
    Keep plastic in place to smother it.
  • Pull buckthorn from Palace of Nature
    Anytime, but especially after a rain. The little seedlings will keep coming up, but they are easy to pull.
General Stuff
  • Path maintenance
    The new east to west path needs to be weeded and stomped from time to time.
  • Protect wafer ash w tree cage and sign at north end
    Two tree cages and signs
  • Sandbox sign
    Welcome sign and also remind people to play within the sandbox (and don't throw the rocks)
  • Weed and woodchip and plant north end of palace of nature
    Careful of the new redbuds coming up. Plant more wild strawberries and cinqfoil.
  • Build 7 Tree cages
    easy: 3 ft tall fence with 2x4 slots, 36 inch circumference (17-19 2" sections), 3 foot metal stake
  • Build a New path from kiosk to bench
Kiosk and Signs
  • Update signs in kiosk
  • Caulk kiosk
  • UV protection for kiosk

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Bioneers 2007 Presentation

On October 21, a contingent from the Wet Meadow Team presented the Wet Meadow Story at the Great Lakes Bioneers Conference at Marygrove College in Detroit.

Celia, Yousef, Sophia, Sabrina, Jeannine and Andy were the presenters.

Jeannine mentioned that this conference is a "haven't seen you in a long time" conference as she spent many years in the Detroit area working on environmental and just issues. True to form... the audience included Jeannine's first grade teacher and a childhood friend.

Volunteers: 6
Hours: 3
Volunteer Hours: 18