The day started with all of the volunteers and County staff gathering at the Hermit Park visitors center. After some chatting over pastries and coffee we headed up the road to the Hermit Cabin picnic area. We assembled our tools and received a great project overview and example of our work for the day from Casey Cisneros. Then we formed into small crews of 4-5 and headed out on our own to remediate as many slash pile burn scars as we were able to.
|Hydrophobic soil clod|
|Preparing the seedbed|
Our 4-person crew was able to remediate about 15 slash piles during the course of the day, as a group we addressed roughly 75 slash piles around the Cabin Loop of Hermit Park. It was really a gorgeous day and was a lot of fun! Hopefully Trailcology will be able to make back up to Hermit Park this fall to treat some more slash piles, especially since they were able to burn another 75 this spring!
Enjoy the pictures!
|Demonstrating how to throw seed|
|Alex talks to us about some of the plants we are seeing|
|It's not always hard work!|