On the morning of Dec. 9, seven Sabino Stewards (volunteers) made the steep trek up to Blackett’s Ridge to manually remove soft-feather pappusgrass, a fast-growing invasive from Africa that has made the approach to Blackett’s look like a wheat field.
Janis Findlay, Bruce Miller, Tim Ralph, Cindy Rupp, Tim Wernette, Connie Whippo and Mark Hengesbaugh worked three hours and removed at least a thousand invasive plants. When it was time to head down, a section of Blackett’s Ridge native plants had room to breathe again and the danger of wildfire was reduced.
Anne says: Wonderful work!
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