Pt. Isabel Restoration
The Arroyo willows (Salix lasiolepis) that we planted this winter are now hosting small, red galls. They may be caused by a sawfly wasp, which should hatch in late summer or in fall. We are thrilled that we are contributing to a habitat at Pt. Isabel that is attracting new residents!
Our progress on cleaning up and planting the City of Richmond Adopt-A-Spot (Central Avenue and Rydin Road) is having a noticeable impact on the public’s perception of our work. This intersection is a busy spot and, whenever we are out there, we get many thumbs-up signs and thanks from those driving by.
In June, we welcomed more Berkeley High students to Pt. Isabel. They did fantastic work including using a small weed wrench (with which they were already familiar thanks to their previous work with Save-the-Bay) to remove large and deeply rooted cheese weed plants. Pt. Isabel stewards and volunteers do amazing work at this site. These photos speak for themselves don’t you think?
Thanks to our EBRPD Ranger, Bruce Adams, for his thoughtful and consistent support. And many thanks to Noah’s Bagels (on Solano) for providing the work party volunteers with bagels and cream cheese.
Please come out and join us at our bi-monthly work parties!
Jane and Tom Kelly