Rio Grande Valley Broadband • Entered by Susan Ostlie on December 30, 2020
Shining River trail maintenance, beaver fencing, and invasive plant removal
October 14, 2020 – October 15, 2020
Participants and Hours
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Key Issue: Multiple apply
Activity Type: Stewardship (monitoring, sampling, planting, etc.)
Key Partners: Albuquerque Parks Dept./Open Space, Native Plant Society NM
Outcome 1: Invasives removed (10 plants)
Outcome 2: Trail cleared/built (1.5 miles)
Outcome 3: cottonwood trees fenced to prevent girdling by beavers (13 plants)[/if 1231]
Short Description of Activity
Day one mostly involved trail clearing, trash removal, and Ravenna grass removal. There were 11 participants; Day two was just fencing of larger cottonwood trees to keep beavers from killing them so they could supply poles to be planted as the older trees are dying off. There were 9 participants on this day.
Both days people worked hard and got a lot done. In fact, they surpassed my expectations. We finished clearing the most important parts of the trails, and did all but about 7 of the large cottonwood trees fenced. Our Native Plant Society partner also identified plants that can be removed in the spring. We met afterwards for lunch on an outdoor patio just to socialize, which was really nice…The photos from this activity are already on a newsletter that I emailed out in October. Let me know if you need a link.