My project was to clear out a 60 x 20 feet area at Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon. Three tasks I accomplished include cleaning up trash along a creek nearby, weeding dozens of non native plants, and cutting down/uprooting wild Himalayan Blackberry bushes.
The majority of the hours spent working on the project were dedicated to removal of the Himalayan Blackberries. They are tremendously widespread, aggressive, and invasive. They also turn open areas of land into dense thickets of never-ending and virtually impenetrable brambles. The volume of the bushes I plan to remove are 38 (length) x 17 (width) x 11 (height) feet.
The visitors that come to Tule Ponds are blocked off in certain areas by walls of blackberry bushes. Plant growth and animal habitats have also been stinted by these non-native plants. In addition, these bushes ruin the landscape of the area.
I would like to thank the following people for helping with my project:
Scouts and Friends: Chris
Thai, Andrew Nam Le, Avin Phan, Richard Cao, Phi Nguyen, Alan
Nguyen, Ben Truong, Victor Dang, Kyle Le, Daniel Vu, Jon Chu,
Steven Chu, Suzie Lam, Long Tran, Ky Phan, Tim Tang, Jonathan
Nguyen, Ben Van, Jambu Jambulingam