“I come for my psychological well being,” mentioned Kay Lakey, park steward for Buddies of Richmond Seashore Saltwater Park, as she cleared blackberry vines and bedstraw Wednesday from a habitat restoration space on the Shoreline park. “When it’s this good out, I simply need to be exterior,” she mentioned.
Final week, nevertheless, vandals drove a automobile by means of one of many habitat restoration areas, destroying two clay ollas — water vessels used for irrigation — and leaving tire marks by means of mulch piles across the bushes. In 2017, UW college students learning ecology and restoration cleared and planted native crops and bushes in that spot, Lakey mentioned. “It’s harsh right here. There’s no high soil,” she defined. They’ve labored arduous through the years to try to get issues to develop. One method is to make use of ollas planted subsequent to roots as a result of the bottom is so sandy.
This wasn’t the one latest incident. Weeks in the past, volunteers discovered shell casings by the ladies’s restroom and, on one other event, somebody threw wooden at somebody’s automobile. Lakey want to see the police lock the gate earlier.
Need to assist? Volunteers meet on the park each Saturday from 9 a.m. to midday. New volunteers are all the time welcome. For extra data, go to st.information/greenshoreline.