by Sandy Stark, DMNA Path Chair
Barring serious rain, this Saturday morning April 11, will be the first of our work events of the season. We will start at 10 am, going to noonish, at our site at intersection of Glenway Street and the South West Commuter Path.
As usual I will have a bucket of tools and bags for clipping, digging, and collecting debris and the teeny amount of garlic mustard that may grow bigger with rain this week. If it is too muddy, we will forego any digging and limit tromping in some areas.
We will not burn our Glenway Prairie this spring. Volunteers successfully burned Odana Prairie and plantings on Sunday April 5. But we need more grasses in our area to fuel burns, so we will be getting a variety of grasses from Plant Dane at the end of May and plant them in early June.
We also are partnering with the Friends of Lake Wingra (FOLW) volunteers and Edgewood College students this season, so we hope to make more progress in controlling invasive plant species.
The DMNA Path Committee grant submitted in March has preliminary approval! This is the proposal for creating a nature and cultural trail, complete with flyers, tours, and work events. We will be working with DMNA Parks and History committees as well, since Glenway and both Jens Jensen council rings are in the original plan.
All the more reason to make our Glenway area spiffy!
Look forward to seeing you Saturday.