On October 1st, the Living Arroyos Program hosted their annual Volunteer Kick-off Event at Stanley Reach in Livermore, California. A total of 10 hard-working volunteers hand removed 1,710 gallons of Cocklebur (Xanthium), an invasive plant species that is known to inhibit the growth of other plants. As the Cocklebur seeds scratched, poked and attached to their clothing, our volunteers pressed forward removing small plants by hand and larger plants with trench shovels. After a morning full of hard work, sweat, and an occasional “Ouch!”, we relaxed and enjoyed the opportunity to connect with one another over a delicious BBQ lunch prepared by Emil Villa’s Hickory Pit. Living Arroyos staff would like to thank our passionate volunteers for making this event a success! We are looking forward to working with you all again.
- Kicking off the Volunteer Season
- Touriga Creek Volunteer Day