14 July 2016
At Pleasant Grove Park, there is room for nature.
A meadow revitalization plan at Pleasant Grove Park, led by volunteer and Master Naturalist Walter Hussy, is an ongoing success story. Of 950 trees planted around the meadow, only 20 had to be replaced last year. The original swath of wildflowers and native grasses planted around the meadows to create a pathway for quail has doubled from 20 feet in width to 40. Evergreen seedlings like pine and cedar that have sprouted in the meadows are being removed by hand. All of this is done at no cost to the county – the trees and plants and seeds were gotten for free as part of programs through the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries or the Department of Forestry, or a multitude of nonprofits. Hundreds of hours of work is done by volunteers.Add a comment