Nina and Arroyo Willow-sized

Nina and arroyo willow

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

 

 

Pulling a weed taller than you are  Photo by Jane Kelly

Pulling a weed taller than you are Photo by Jane Kelly

 

 

 

June 2015 work crew  Photo by Jane Kelly

June 2015 work crew Photo by Jane Kelly

Young weeders  Photo by Jane Kelly

Young weeders Photo by Jane Kelly

Laying down a seed and weed barrier  Photo by Jane Kelly

Laying down a seed and weed barrier Photo by Jane Kelly