Story by Mike Cooper, photos by Ernie Block; photo captions by Leanna Walters
For five hours on a misty Saturday (March 25), 28 hard-working, fun-loving TrailBlazers cut and hauled eighteen big trailer-loads of the ubiquitous , invasive, Asian Bush Honeysuckle.
Trail #5 circles the East (Stables) Silt Pond. It has become overgrown with that culprit. Native undergrowth plants have been crowded out, depriving the birdlife that needs them. Large groves of the honeysuckle obstructing scenic viewpoints were removed. Much remains to be done; but a giant step has been taken in the enhancement of our environment.
Commendations to our work crew: John and Larie Nelson, Mike Michaelis, Ernie Block, Phil and Barb McAnany and sons, Bruce Braun, Leona and Mark Young, Leanna and Dave Walters, Mike and Kendall Cooper, Leo and Dana DeSpain, Carolyn Boyd, Joe and Lisa Walsh, Jim Wright, Mary Beth Blake, David McCullagh and son, Jack, Leon Rieke, James Jorns, Tray Vedock.