Community events in Garber Park a tremendous success, by Shelagh Brodersen

Walking the trails in Garber Park became just a little easier–and safer—thanks to the wonderful turnout and hard work for our rst ever Earth Week, April 18-22. That’s right! Our activities extended over nearly a week, not just a single day. In five days, 41 volunteers contributed 123 hours clearing trails of debris and overgrowth, rebuilding a creek crossing and putting in erosion controls along the creek. We even installed a new bench with a bay view, thanks to Bob Strayer’s competent guidance. Thanks also to Janet Gawthrop of the California Native Plant Society who helped lead our nature walk.

We had another great, multi-day turn-out last month for Creek-to-Bay weekend, September 15-16. Our focus was on fall clean up for re safety. In two days our volunteers hauled out piles of dead brush, dead tree limbs, and eucalyptus debris that had accumulated over the last few years.

Thank you to everyone who participated in these community events—and to all the GarberPark Stewards who help out year-round at our little gem of a park at the base of Claremont Canyon.

  Cheryl Schleifer and Janet Gawthrop clear the trail of Algerian ivy and erharta grass in Garber Park.

Cheryl Schleifer and Janet Gawthrop clear the trail of Algerian ivy and erharta grass in Garber Park.