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More cattail cutting…

The Saturday, October 6, volunteer workday continued the cutting of cattails (Typha latifolia) as well as some bulrushes (Schoenoplectus sp.) and smaller rushes (Juncus sp.) on the edge of pHake Lake. This time the work centered on the northeast corner of lake to clear a site on the north shore that is used for collecting […]

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Cattail cutting continues…

September 29 was another warm fall Saturday and another day of cutting cattails at pHake Lake. This time volunteers concentrated on the south shore of the lake, where access to the lake was almost totally blocked. After cattails were cut, they were piled into boats and hauled across the lake to the boat landing area, […]

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Volunteer workdays resume

Saturday, September 15, marked the start of BFS volunteer workdays for the 2018-2019 academic year, after the summer hiatus. As usual for this time of year, the work for the day was trimming back those pesky cattails (Typha latifolia) that keep trying to take over pHake Lake. On Saturday, we specifically worked on clearing out […]

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The California Department of Fish & Wildlife has declared June 2 – June 10 “California Invasive Species Action Week“, so Saturday, June 9, was the perfect day to have Sustainable Claremont’s Green Crew to the BFS to learn about and remove invasive plants. After an introduction to the BFS and some of our invasive plant […]

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Volunteer workdays for Spring 2017 will resume Saturday, February 4. We had originally planned to start January 21, but a number of faculty, staff, and volunteers requested the day off to attend the Women’s March. You can check out the volunteer schedule here.

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Last volunteer workday for the fall

For the last workday of the fall semester, volunteers removed a number of invasive woody plants, including: Tree Tobacco (Nicotiana glauca) This South American native was introduced to California about 100 years as a landscape plant. It produces the poisonous alkaloid anabasine and is very toxic to both humans and wildlife. Tree Tobacco is drought […]

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Planting and clearing

On this Thanksgiving, we at the BFS give thanks for all our wonderful volunteers! The BFS is so much better because of your efforts! For November, the BFS volunteers were planting and clearing…. November 5 – Planting: Back last January, Antonio Sanchez, the Nursery Production Manager, at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (RSABG), helped […]

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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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