The team decided to eat in style for their farewell meal by dining at the El Tovar. It was a fanfare of sorts with most of the vegetation oﬃce and a couple from paleontology accompanying the team to celebrate all of our accomplishments. One of our biggest feats for the season was planting a total of 11,162 native plants in just 4 months while juggling another large scale project at the visitor center. We ate heartily and finished just in time to experience another Grand Canyon snow storm.
For the remainder of the season, we put tools away, organized irrigation parts, disassembled the satellite nursery where we stored out plants, and said our last goodbyes.
The Grand Canyon’s magnificence and the Vegetation Program’s staff and interns will certianly be missed.