WE URGENTLY NEED YOUR HELP. The freak October snowstorm has been a disaster for the Reservation with hundreds if not thousands of trees losing limbs, or toppling completely. It has caused the greatest damage to the forest in anyone’s memory. We need volunteers to help in the cleanup before the weather turns colder. The County barely has the manpower to provide triage across the park system and just recently cleared Crest Drive. This Sunday, forecast to be sunny and in the 50s, come and lend a hand. Bring pruners, a chainsaw if you have one, and tell lots of friends. Meet at dog park off Crest Drive, 9 am – 1 pm. (This replaces the normal Trail Work Day which in the past several months has built trails around Mayapple Hill.)
In addition, we are trying to inventory: 1) leaning trees near trails and roads that are a safety hazard, and 2) trees blocking major trails and especially the drainage channels and culverts (pipes). If blocked drainage channels are not cleared they can cause destructive erosion over the winter. If you see such problems, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org describing it and the location (use map coordinates, if possible).