Saturday morning was pretty cold when we started out, about 36F. But once we got going, the work kept us warm.
There were seven volunteers, split into two groups: Doug, Tad, and Jorge worked on removing holly and Drexie, Bill, Morry, and Luke worked on building an ivy platform at the bottom of Knotweed Hill.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get a picture of the first work group, but they cleared quite a large area.
I do have a couple pictures of the ivy platform building:
Much later — you can see how tall the platform has gotten. There is some trick of perspective here, as I’m on a steep slope above the platform, and Drexie (L) and Bill (R) are slightly below it. On the other hand, we’re not that far apart and they’re standing up.
A final shot of the platform. The platform is under the right-hand branch of the “Y” tree shadow coming up from the bottom center of the photo. It’s at least 5′ tall on the uphill side, taller on the downhill side.
The next official work party will be Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m. to noon. We’ll meet at the main entrance to the park at 90th St. and 24th Ave. NW. Hope to see you there! It’s great work for a spring morning.
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