Invasive plant species removal is nothing if not a gigantic task—which is where a whole lot of good, old-fashioned, hands-on restoration stewardship comes in. In 2011 volunteers came out of the woodwork to help tackle the problem of invasive plant species (as well as tree-watering and garbage pick-up)—from participants in the Outdoor Experiences program to the official Mono Lake Volunteers to a group of staff from the Reno Patagonia store to spontaneous local and visiting family volunteers and Mono Lake Committee members … stewardship is alive in the Mono Basin!
Over the course of the summer and fall volunteers put in many hours of hard work removing a large area of sweet clover near Old Marina, re-seeding the area, and collecting native seeds for future planting. Next time you walk to the shore or along the boardwalk at Old Marina keep your eyes out for the emerging native vegetation!
- Dedicated volunteers and generous grant make Restoration Wednesdays possible
- Restoration Wednesdays article from the Summer Mono Lake Newsletter, page 18
- Patagonia volunteers help restore Old Marina
- Great Sierra River Cleanup
- Old Marina boardwalk gets new seeds
- Native seeds:1, invasive sweet clover:0 article from the Fall Mono Lake Newsletter, page 11
- The Committee’s list of volunteer opportunities