We had a great turnout for the Land Exploration event on December 17th. More than 50 people came together to spend the afternoon, it was a beautiful, calm day on the land. TLT provided an amazing meal of enchiladas, salsa and chips. There was a tree giveaway of Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir and White Fir.
This event focused on gaining a deeper understanding of the land- through activities such as a bird count, a winter plant identification walk and shadow sketching activity. The Amigos Bravos Water Sentinels led a water quality testing on the Rio Fernando, and soil testing around the property with the high school Envirothon students.
In early December, Gordon Tooly plowed the fields using a key line technique, which opens a very narrow line, in which a mixture of grains, grasses and wildflower seeds were planted. These plants will help remediate the soil and compete with the noxious invasive species currently dominating the site. We made seed bombs with the seed mix that participants could take with them.