Story by Brad Bogue, Photos by Bogue Photography
Chambers Bay Tree Planters. Back row Richard Chin, Front Row (left to right )Bruce Murray, Syron Lee, Eve Olino, Kevin Freitas.
The fog and cool temperatures didn’t dampen the enthusiasm for planting and clean up in University Place on Saturday October 11, 2008. Several activities were planned and volunteers came ready to pull weeds, plant trees, trim shrubs and be part of the community activities. The detention ponds at Chambers Bay Golf Course received new trees, Homestead Park and Adrianna Hess Wildlife reserve received some TLC. Bruce Murray, Project Manager and member of the Chambers Creek Board supervised planting of Shore Pine (Pinus Contorta), Red Twig Dogwood and River Birch trees along the detention ponds. These trees were selected to assist in removal of nitrogen in water runoff which would reduce alge growth in the ponds.
At Homestead park flower planting and rhody trimming by Girl Scout troop 4065 were joined by other local volunteers. Even the Audubon Society Gardens at Adrianna Hess Wetlands Park were cleaned up.
Although it remained foggy and cool most of the day the volunteers persevered and the result is surely noticable.
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