Last week in October... can't believe we are done with our first month so soon. I want time to slow down just a little bit. The team is working well together this week. We worked in the office Monday and Tuesday morning toward completing the preparations for our mid-season project. We have one more office day left before Mike gets here and we get to present.
We also went to a Mather Ampitheater and Landmark Dedication and Tribal blessing. Both SCA crews (Spring and Fall) contributed to planting the landmark feature near Mather Point. Because it was such a visible spot in the park we opened up our planting to park service staff from other divisions and several people came by to help plant and contribute to the natural beauty. Many vegetation staff came out to help plant for a day. Thanks go out to Jan, Lori, Ryan, Andrew, Joy, Emily D, Mike, and anyone else that I missed from the veg crew that put plants in the ground, ripped out the bad plants, planned the landscaping, hauled the mulch, etc. It looks beautiful. After the recognition ceremony at the Ampitheater, a Havasupai woman did a special blessing of the Landmark Feature. I will come back in years to come to check up on this area and water it if need be. It is going to be gorgeous.
We said goodbye to our last ACE crew this week. We are done working with them for the season. In combination with my crew they hauled maybe 5 truck loads of mulch to P1, collected over 40 bags of duff, pulled numerous invasive weeds from P3, and hauled probably close to 2 tons of dirt to help prep another planting site. Mike was their leader and he will be missed here at the canyon, we was a joy to work with and knew how to bring the best out of his team.