Dear Wonderful Trail Stewards,
Happy New Year to all of you. After a very wild and wet December, the atmospheric spigot has been turned off and the first work day of 2022 — Saturday, January 22, 9 am – 12 (noon) — looks like it will be dry. However, the forest is still wet so we will be working on the Bay Trail and around the Marsh again. The soft soil makes this a good time to continue to eradicate some of the hemlock. We’ll also keep knocking back the old-growth blackberry. There is trash to be picked up going south along the Bay Trail and even washing off the algae that is changing the color of the Gannon Slough bridge to green. We will start at 9 am and go until about noon . . . rain or shine!
I encourage you to park in the AMIC (Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center) parking lot on South ‘G’ Street and walk over to the small parking lot in front of the entrance to the City of Arcata Corporation Yard. See my map below (or let me know if you need more directions).
The omicron variant has made me err on the side of caution. I am going to limit numbers to around 20 so please RSVP to me (firstname.lastname@example.org
) so that I can reserve you a spot.
We will still require masks and social distancing and I ask that you be vaccinated to attend. I will provide packaged snacks, have hand sanitizer, and have my usual supply of gloves. I would encourage you to bring water and your own gloves. Of course, don’t attend if you are not feeling well.
I hope to see many of you on the 22nd! Thanks! Questions welcome . . .