This month, in response to a friendly request, I started going to the nature park on Wednesday mornings for park clean-ups. Since it has gotten hot, we meet at around 8:30 and work until 10 or 10:30. For the past three weeks we focused on weeding, and lining a path with rocks that will allow people to walk through the mounds.
Last January nearly 300 one-gallon native perennials and shrubs were planted, mostly in this area. Now the goal is to keep the weeds down so these plants can get established and naturalize. This means they need to make it through a few seasons during which time they will flower and set seed; the seeds will germinate, spreading these low-growing coastal sage scrub plants through this central area.
We have made a lot of progress in the park over the years. Thought this photo retrospective, focusing on the central part of the park ("the mounds") might be fun. I tried to only include pictures with the central information plaque (the sign is long gone now due to graffiti) so you can see how the park is growing.
Although there will be no work days in July, I may start the Wednesday morning work days again in August and continue them until December. If there is interest, I can also schedule monthly Saturday or Sunday morning work days from September through November. Please let me know what days/times work best for you.