September 20 was another wet volunteer workday as cattail clearing continued. Students from Citrus College, Harvey Mudd College, and the University of California Riverside together with community members and siblings and children did a terrific job of finishing up clearing around the boat landing and making major inroads on clearing around the little island at the northeast corner of pHake Lake. Here are some photos of them hard at work:
Nicky Subler (HMC ’16), Tom Kruells (Citrus College), and Marcie Gaebler (HMC ’17) clearing cattails and bulrushes in front of the little island. ©Nancy Hamlett.
Tim Cox and Elliott Cox attacking the giant mass of rhizomes by the boat landing. ©Nancy Hamlett.
Marcie Gaebler (HMC ’17) brings cut cattails to the shore while Paul and Ben Stapp haul away two boatloads of cut cattails. ©Nancy Hamlett.
Nicky Subler (HMC ’16), Brynn Arborico (HMC ’17), and Marcie Gaebler (HMC ’17) cut more bulrushes and cattails by the island, while Cami Wendlandt (UCR) carries out cut cattails, and the boats full of cut cattails make their way to the boat landing. ©Nancy Hamlett.
The volunteers at work — Taylor Lee (Citrus), Cami Wendlandt (UCR), and Ray Dryburgh (Citrus) finish unloading cuttails from two boats, while Ben and Paul Stapp shove the boats off for a second trip and Tim and Elliott Cox go to work on a mass of rhizomes. ©Nancy Hamlett.
Tom Kruells (Citrus), Anthony Bonno (Citrus), Nicky Subler (HMC ’16), Brynn Arborico (HMC ’17), and Marcie Gaebler (HMC ’17) working on the bulrushes and cattails by the island. ©Nancy Hamlett.
Anthony Bonno (Citrus) and Tim Cox get ready to add cattails from the boats to the growing pile. ©Nancy Hamlett.
We still need to do some work on the south shore and finish up around the island, so we hope to get in another cattail day before the weather gets cold. Check the volunteer page for the schedule.