Category Archives: Montclair Park Restoration Project

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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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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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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Volunteers of America Kick A** on the Broom Thicket, Thursday, January 26, 2012.

The title says it all. Mid-slope, panning view: Note: the WordPress/Flickr interface has been stupid lately (come on, guys!) so you may need to cut-and-paste to see this slideshow. But it is worth it, if you want to see the … Continue reading

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Monclair Park Restoration Project Update: Awesome Example of Decades-Old French Broom. Thursday, January 26, 2012.

In company with other stalwarts I have sawed, lopped, pulled, and girdled some pretty intense thickets of hoary old French broom in the past few years (see, e.g., half the posts in this blog!), but this one right here in … Continue reading

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Montclair Park Update: How Local, Community-based Habitat Restoration Volunteers Heal Our Parks and Save our City $$. Tuesday, January 24, 2012.

The city crews came through this week, weed-whacking the area above the tennis court and the picnic area as they periodically do. And here is a brilliant example of why local, community-based restoration volunteers are a vital part of a … Continue reading

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Montclair Park Restoration Project, Sausal Creek Watershed. Tuesday, January 24, 2012.

Things are beginning to get exciting! The application process is now underway for getting a volunteer restoration project rolling here soon, very much along the lines of the splendid nearby projects on the Montclair Railroad Trail and in Beaconsfield Canyon. … Continue reading

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