Some great people and a beautiful day combined to make our annual Haley Farm “Earth Day” work party a big success. The atmosphere was great and our volunteers were ready to make a difference by doing some much needed maintenance. The Cub Scouts got into the act by picking up trash throughout the park. GOSA’s board of directors were on hand as well to welcome everyone, share some history, and provide food and beverages to all.
Our stewardship crew targeted three areas to work on:
Along the trail by the water, work focused on removing vines from pine trees in the meadow, and clearing the eastern side of the long wall starting by the picnic table.
Along the main dirt road, two areas were given attention. At the first intersection (left turn) a section of stone wall was cleared. A viney mess made of briars, and small invasive trees was removed.
Further down the road, trees were liberated from vines and a section of a stone wall was cleared.
Our crew used loppers, rakes, sawzalls, snips, hedge trimmers, and a chain saw. A positive and determined spirit was evident as they attacked and cleared the unwanted vegetation.