Back at the mulch piles near the volleyball courts. I filled 25 wheelbarrows to continue mulching the path.
Cleaned up litter along running path, parking areas, and in Shoal Creek. Attaching a photo of a canopy on the bank that we were unable to remove in case anyone else is able to get it out. It was located off to the right from the steps going down to the creek near the flower bed areas at the base of the hill on the Kingsbury Commons end of the running path.
I decided to tackle the mulch piles by the volleyball courts. It took me 3 hours to move 20 wheelbarrows to the far end of the trail. I'd say I moved 1/3 of one pile (there are 7 large piles). I'll be back.
I was able to remove a patch of ragweed near the dog park (Shoal Creek Blvd) before the rain came down.
Ragweed removal along the creek and near the dog park area on Shoal Creek Blvd.
I watered trees along the trail, from Shoal Creek Blvd. to a little past Janet Fish bridge, and I pulled ragweed near 29th street.
I watered a bunch of plants/trees and pulled some ragweed in the dry part of the creek near Janet Fish bridge. I was going to get the ragweed at Shoal Creek Blvd---near the parking area----but someone beat me to it (great minds think alike).
I watered 3 redbuds near Shoal Creek Blvd. Then, heading north---2 patches of transplanted inland sea oats, 3 tiny oaks between SC Blvd. and Janet Fish bridge, and 3 small trees near Janet Fish plaque. I wanted to water 6 small palms near the bridge, but I was too tired. I cut a patch of ragweed near the David Deming sculpture (I didn't leave the 3-6 inch stumps). I accidentally whacked a hornets nest---no stings, but that was my signal to quit. Next week, I'll remove ragweed either north or the DD sculpture or along Shoal Creek Blvd. I'll also water sad trees that haven't had the water bags installed yet.
I watered many trees/plants from just North of the Janet Fish bridge to Shoal Creek Blvd. I removed ragweed from Janet Fish bridge to the David Deming sculpture. I picked up some trash.
I watered plants, picked ragweed, and collected some trash from the area between Janet Fish Bridge and Shoal Creek Blvd. There's a new homeless camp (hillside of hike/bike trail, near J. Fish Bridge---follow the trail that goes up the hill).
There is a lot of Ragweed, so much that I have broke a few tools trying to remove it.
hot and humid, but am clearing out a section
getting too dry for pulling Ragweed will continue after it rains again
I removed ragweed from the 3 tiny oaks to Shoal Creek Blvd. I watered the oaks, transplanted some inland sea oats, and picked up 3 bags of trash (there's still more, but I saw a snake---I'll come back another time).
Removed ragweed from Janet Fish bridge to the 3 tiny oaks just past the metal bench. I left a little ragweed where there was tons of "beggar's lice." I found 4 small trees we had planted years ago---one was dead, but I cleared weeds from the others. I found a couple big patches of inland sea oats sprouting---I'll come back and thin/transplant some of those.
Had a good time all by myself, but I was tired after three hours. Felt I made a difference in that one spot, but there is much to go. I guess I have all summer.