Willow Creek’s Blackberry Crew!

Text and photos by SOLVE Jesuit Volunteer Northwest Member Lauren McKenna

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Rachel Carson Environmental Middle School @ Willow Creek 1/23/2013

On yet another frosty morning, Rachel Carson came to Willow Creek…this time to tackle the giant monster of a pile of blackberry!!!!  Thanks to helped of the SOLVE staff who moved most of it earlier this week, it took no time at all to move this montrosity in order to continue planting.  Unfortunately, the ground was still frozen when the students arrived, but it did thaw out enough to plant 12 Red Alders on the hillside.  We’d estimate the students moved about 8 cubic yards of blackberry brambles!  Wow!

We also had some great winners of our Plant ID Challenge, now in its fourth week! One group scored 100%…. I see some future botanists!

Great work Rachel Carson.  You ROCK!

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