Greenbelt DMV June Cleanup: We Came, We Saw, We Weeded

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Take a stroll by the Rockridge Temescal Greenbelt near Cavour and along Redondo, and admire the good work accomplished by the volunteers attending the DMV Neighbors Association annual June Cleanup. The crew cleared a massively weed-choked 20-yard stretch of the channel.

In addition to all the weed pulling, volunteers trimmed trees, picked up trash, and pulled ivy runners from tree trunks and ground surface. The creek flow is improved, the willows and the alder tree look much better without dead and dying branches, and this section of the greenbelt is a more welcoming place for park users. Thank you to everyone who came out; congratulations on a job well done.

If you missed the fun, Creek to Bay Day is Saturday, September 19. There will be lots to do in the Rockridge-Temescal Greenbelt: mark your calendars.

Plants are responding to our abnormally dry conditions, and, as a result, hardier weed species like Texas laurel are spreading, non-native grasses which normally grow next to the creek are growing in it, and willow roots are dramatically more invasive as the trees desperately seek water. Our volunteer work is a huge assist toward keeping the park well-maintained and the creek channel clear to prevent backups that can flood the play areas and neighboring gardens. Please join in this effort September 19.