Thank you to everyone who gave of their time and strength this morning!

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 18 volunteers joined Mitch and the Stew Crew at Bow in the Clouds Preserve for a 3-hour session of eliminating invasive plants – autumn olive, buckthorn, and multi-flora rose – in the upland oak savanna part of the preserve. And they successfully cleared the entire area, a remarkable achievement!

The group was a great mix of long-time volunteers, Wednesday Warriors, college students, and folks from the landscape architecture firm O’Boyle, Cowell, Blalock, & Associates.

Thank you all.
You are making a difference right here in our community!

This photo shows the size of some of the "brush" that was cleared. Brush? Heck, that's a tree!
Just because it's cold and everyone's working hard doesn't mean it can't be fun, too!
This "before" photo shows how densely the slope was overgrown with prickly multiflora rose.
And this "after" photo shows what an incredible job the crew did! Look at the size of those brush piles compared to the group of people!

Photos by Mitch Lettow.

A great mix of people came out to help today, united in the shared spirit of giving back to the community.