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The weather didn’t cooperate for our last fall volunteer workday on December 7. The temperature was in the low 40s, and just at 10 a.m. when the workday was beginning, it started raining and didn’t quit until the workday was over. Brrrrr! Nonetheless, a great team of dedicated volunteers, including a large contingent of students […]

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Invasive trees removed from parkway

This past Saturday a team of hard-working volunteers removed two species of invasive trees that were sprouting up in the Foothill Blvd parkway – Ailanthus altissima (Tree-of-Heaven) and Melia azedarach (Chinaberry). Both of these fast-growing Asian Trees resprout from stumps or root fragments, so the volunteers had to dig up the roots.   The volunteers […]

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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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