Although dark skies threatened rain throughout the evening, our crew was able to stay dry and bushwhack our way along this heavily overgrown section of South Boulder Creek. The method for getting rid of the teasel included: snipping below the top to prevent seeding and then cutting the stalk off as close to the ground as possible. If the teasel was in the flowering stage we cut and bagged the flowers to prevent the spread of the weed. Although this was simple work, it still felt like a treasure hunt as we searched for teasel hiding in the brush. We made several passes along the riverbank before concluding for the evening. It was great to see so much support for this project.
"Greenways are ‘the paths to the future’ as they link people to the outdoors. They
meet an ever growing need, a need to leave the hectic city (if only for a moment)
and to experience earth beneath your feet and fresh air in your lungs—to feel life
and to feel alive. "
-Victoria Louge- Backpacking in the '90s-1995
|Not the most scenic section of trail but still important.|
|We managed to avoid the rain even with these ominous clouds in the background|
|Gathering the crew|
|Ready to cut down the teasel!|