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Volunteer workdays continued on October 1, when a terrific crew of stalwart volunteers cleared cattails, bulrushes, and reeds from the northeast corner of pHake Lake. The little island there is a prime spot for viewing waterfowl and other wildlife at the lake, but the view had been completely blocked by the cattails and bulrushes. The […]

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First volunteer workday of 2016-2017

The first BFS Volunteer workday for 2016-2017 academic year was held Saturday, September 17, when 14 volunteers, including Claremont Colleges faculty and students, Citrus College students, and community members, cleared cattails from the south shore of pHake Lake, where this heavily used lake access point had become almost unusable. Here are some photos of the […]

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Last of the cattails … for this year

This past Saturday’s volunteer workday was the last day of cattail removal for this year. The warm November weather enabled us to get in enough workdays to do the necessary clearing despite the earlier spate of canceled workdays. The volunteers concentrated on the area near and around the little island in the northeast corner of […]

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With threats of rain, fire, and West Nile virus all abated, we took advantage of the fine warm weather to resume cattail management at pHake Lake on November 8. Volunteers worked on the south shore of the lake – a favorite spot for classes and researchers to observe wildlife at the lake and collect lake […]

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Cattail cutting continues…

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 […]

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BFS 2014-2015 Volunteer Workdays started with a splash, as volunteers plunged into pHake Lake to cut back cattails around the boat landing area. Here you can see some of them at work:       Cattail cutting will be continuing for the next few workdays. If you’re up for getting wet and muddy, come cool […]

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Cutting back Cattails

Conjure up a mental image of pHake Lake, and what do you see? Cattails! As shown nicely in the title image for this blog, a ring of Broad-leaved Cattails (Typha latifolia) almost completely encircles the lake. Broad-leaved Cattails are native to California, and the BFS they provide habitat for some of our resident native animals, […]

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Around and into the lake!

Last Saturday, October 6, was the second volunteer workday for the fall. Part of the volunteer crew worked on clearing the remainder of the trail around pHake Lake, while the rest of the crew worked on cattail removal. As you can see from these photos, the trail clearing crew was quite successful. The entire trail […]

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Waging War on Weeds

One of the initiatives our Interim Manager, Dr. Jennifer Gee, has undertaken this year is to produce a BFS Vegetation Management Plan, which she developed in consultation with Dr. Chris McDonald, Desert Natural Resources Advisor for the University of California Cooperative Extension, San Bernardino County. The goals of the Vegetation Management Plan are to preseve […]

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