Monday, June 9, 2014

Planting Day at 3 Bridges Park: A photo essay

The Urban Ecology Center hosted a planting day on Saturday as a part of its efforts to flesh out the still largely bare 24-acre landscape of 3 Bridges Park. A crew of volunteers including a number of young girl scouts eagerly pulled invasive weeds as well as planting new seedlings. Here is a photo essay of the activities and participants.

Preparations underway for the community gardens (above and below)

Volunteers arriving at the park
A group effort
Michael, a UEC staffer, helps Henry with a potted seedling.

Invasive thistle
Katie & Kaylin

Patrick, a UEC staffer, helps Jacob with the shovel.

Photo op

Pete with Chayton
Melissa, Hank Aaron State Trail manager
Jeff, UEC land steward, carries a flat of seedlings past a railroad maintenance crew at work.

A 3 Bridges Park halleluia!

This post is one in a series that relates to my Menomonee Valley Artist in Residency. For more information about the residency and links to previous posts and photographs, go to MV AiR.

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