We had a lot of stuff on the docket to get done this week at the Paiute apartments and in the office, and we were determined to finish with style! Half of the team got to work caging and mulching at sites planted last tour, while the other half worked at the visitor center watering and weeding, and in the office. On the 4th, the park hosted a giant welcoming party for the Grand Canyon’s new superintendent David Uberuaga. Judging from our limited but positive interaction with him thus far, the park is in good hands. After stuffing ourselves with barbeque provided by the safety office, door raffle prizes were handed out, making the event an all-around good time.
Over the weekend we had over half a dozen volunteers come to help us plant at the Paiute apartments. They performed well above expectations and with their planting enthusiasm we were able to get ahead on our schedule!
Just to finish out our awesome volunteer experience this tour, on Monday and Tuesday ACE came up from Flagstaff and mulched and weeded the entire areas we had recently planted at the Paiute apartments. The grounds are really starting to look nice. At the end of our tour we finished up our tasks and did some admin work in the office. Until next time and onward to victory!