Category Archives: Sausal Creek Watershed

Cottonwood Canyon in a Beautiful Spring Rain. Saturday, March 31, 2012.

Lovely day with the trees budding out and trillium blooming. Click on the photo to see the whole album, and then for a slideshow click on the symbol that you’ll see in the upper right.

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Friends of Montclair RR Trail Volunteer Workday!! Saturday, February 18, 2012.

Today’s project was putting an end, once and for all, to a large weedy patch along the historic Sacramento Northern line. Simple materials, elegant results! Click on this photo to see the whole album, and then click on the symbol … Continue reading

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Newly Planted Natives Revel in the Rain! Monday, February 13, 2012.

The soil along this whole slope is pretty erodible at present, after the heavy brush cutting and traffic of the past couple of weeks. And for much, much longer it has not had a healthy, diverse complement of plants to … Continue reading

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Fern Ravine Planting Day with Friends of Sausal Creek! Saturday, February 11, 2012.

Misty morning, perfect for planting! First to go in the ground were two big sword ferns rescued from the Big Trees Trail re-route in summer of 2010. As I was on that Volunteers for Outdoor California (V-O-Cal) project, and in … Continue reading

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Conclusive Broom Removal Begins, and We Plant the First Native Wildflowers!! Sunday, February 5, and Onwards!

Clearing away the French broom overburden, as VOA has done, is a cool first step, but broom is awfully tough — it resprouts sevenfold, with heavily ramified roots and seried stems that are v.difficult to pull and vastly more time-consuming … Continue reading

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Cottonwood (Beaconsfield) Canyon Volunteer Workday!! Saturday, January 28, 2011.

Beautiful morning, and marvelous turnout! Karen brought a whole bunch of seedlings from the native plant nursery, and a tree had fallen, and there are acres of blackberry and ivy to remove still, so everyone had lots of choices for … Continue reading

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Montclair Park Progress Continues: Volunteers of America Remove the Overburden. Monday, January 30, 2012.

The accumulated weedy debris of decades begins to go. Good work, and hard.

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