Saturday, May 31 wrapped up the last volunteer planting day of the season, and what a wonderful day it was. 20 volunteers came to work, and together these folks really represented a cross-section of the Tri-Valley community. There were parents who brought their kids to help them start learning the value of giving back; there were couples who enjoy volunteering together; there were boy scouts and girl scouts; there were retired folks who love nature; there were high school students who are dedicated to public service; there were members of our core volunteer group who keep coming back. At the end of the day, we need everyone, and we want you back this fall!
These volunteers planted 170 young buckeyes into their new homes. Buckeyes are deciduous trees that are adapted to Mediterranean climates. They are hearty, easy-to-grow plants that are drought-tolerant – perfect for this year. Volunteers were asked to dig holes, and some of the soil was very compacted and tough to dig, so we appreciated them putting their backs into it!
We will miss our hard working volunteers over the summer, but look forward to this fall when we get to see them again. Remember, public volunteer workdays are on the first and third Saturday of each month, starting in October. In the meantime, Living Arroyos will be caring for these new plants all summer as well as planting even more young trees. Stay tuned into our blog to keep up and we will see you in October!