We thank our volunteers for donating their time, energy, and thoughtfulness at our work day at the Black Canyon Heritage Park on October 2, 2021.  Thanks to Desert Botanical Gardens for the 17 plants and Trees for Needs for the 5 trees.  Thanks to BLM for the T-shirts for the volunteers, the load of some tools for the jobs, and of course, having Sam the Ranger come help.

The event was a success! With our volunteers help and donations, we achieved more than we expected.

  • Planting of various types and sizes of plants donated by the Desert Botanical Garden and Trees for Needs.
  • Removal of unwanted and invasive plants (such as Buffelgrass).
  • Clearing the accessible trail of bushes and branches extending into the trail area.
  • Weed whacking along the pond area.
  • Having fun!

Volunteers make if possible for the Black Canyon Heritage Park Coalition improve and maintain our park, bird habitat and Monarch Waystation.

Here's a few pictures:

2021 National Public Lands Day - Park Work Day

Bob, Jennifer, Steve (almost), Martha, Chris, Charlie, Sam, Ann, Dayna, Brandon 1, Brandon 2, Tyanne. Missing Claire, Elizabeth, Collen and the photographer Georgette
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Bob, Jennifer, Steve (almost), Martha, Chris, Charlie, Sam, Ann, Dayna, Brandon 1, Brandon 2, Tyanne. Missing Claire, Elizabeth, Collen and the photographer Georgette

Safety / Tool Briefing with Buckey High School Environment Club

Georgette - almost. She was weeding and planting in the butterfly gardens.

Martha, Steve, and Jennifer done for the day - lots of weeding and weed whaking

Sam Planting
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Sam - getting hole ready for tree donated by Trees for Needs

Buckeye Environment Club get rid of Bufelgrass and more.

Steve weed whacking around the pond!

Chris after the weeding Georgette and she did lots of planting and weeding.

Chris weed whacking around the pond.  Looks so much better.

Claire removing plant from pot and planting - one of at least 12 more plants to attract butterflies (and other pollinators).

Brandon, Claire, Dayna, and Brandon taking a photo break and enjoying life outdoors.

Natalie, Desert Botanical Garden, with plants they donated to BCHP

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All Five Donated Trees Looking East
2 ironwood in center-desert willow on left

Elizabeth and daughter talking to Jennifer, Steve, and Martha.  All did a lot of work with moments of sharing.

Bob thinking hard about the next step.

Donated trees (Iron Wood and Desert Willows) thanks to Trees for Needs.

2 ironwood trees in the center.  Desert Willow on left. All donated by Trees for Needs.

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