On April 25th forecasts of showers and lightening seemed far off as a group of energetic whale lovers chopped, pulled, and dug out invasive blackberries from Narrows Park. The shorelines and upland areas at this park are important habitat for Puget Sound salmon and keeping invasive species at bay allows native plants to contribute to the ecosystem.
Vickie finds a little garter snake in the amidst the blackberries and finds it a new home elsewhere.
Moving the piles over the walkway was challenging at times.
Emily starts off with clippers to trim the long strands.
Tarps full of blackberries were hauled to the truck!
We filled three trucks full of blackberries! Thanks for all your hard work up there Bill!
Just part of the area cleared of blackberries. Thanks to everyone for helping make this park a better place for people and wildlife!