3.22.2010 - 9.23.2010 Project Leader: Molly Downer email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 208-608-6330 PO Box 129 2D McKey Building Albright Avenue Grand Canyon, AZ 86023
June 14th - 17th
Good Morning, you have 37 volunteers visiting your site today and by the way a film crew is meeting you after lunch for interviews. That was our Monday morning. I knew it was going to be a busy Monday, but there are always a few surprises that get overlooked the week before. It turned out to be a great day. It was not too hot, and everyone was in a good mood. The GCY group we worked with this week was super helpful and great workers. I know I always say that the volunteers were awesome but this group really was. We seeded and mulched P9 (my favorite site), watered P5/6 and finished mulching P5. The mulch that ACE collected last week went to good use this week in P9. That site looks so good that I am hesitant to put caging in. It is a highly trafficked site so I think it gets grazed less by the Elk and deer (knock on wood). The film crew did their thing, Jess and Christine were in a couple clips and they interviewed Christi (NPS crew lead) at our site. Another youth group stopped in around lunch time for about 1.5 hours of invasive removal. So we had an additional 20 people to work with. Gulp... oh well, we dealt with it with the help of Emmy Brockman (Environmental Educator and YCC crew lead extraordinaire). Well, the next day we had to arrange our day around a zoological disease training. We set up our volunteers on pulling invasives and let them go. Later that day we continued watering. On Wednesday we almost finished watering but another buffy decided to call it quits on us. We have one strong survivor left now... buffy number 3 is going strong. On Thursday, YCC completed some caging for us, we finished watering, but most of the day was an office day. We got a little caught up on organization and office work. This week the team started having dance breaks in the middle of the day... I'm not sure how it came about but I think this is a good practice.