While most people were sleeping in on a cold, cloudy, Saturday morning- we got up at 5:30 am to work on Moe's Eagle project. I wanted to stay snuggled in my nice warm bed and the only thing that helped me get up was the knowledge that hot chocolate and doughnuts were going to be my breakfast.
We were expecting between 20 to 25 volunteers to show up. So we packed up Gatorade, water bottles, trail mix, chips, and a few dozen doughnuts to keep our volunteers fed, energized, and working.
RM, Moe, and myself arrived at the American River Water Education Center where the trees are planted and set up all the refreshments and registration table.
Moe was in charge of this project and here he is giving instructions to one of the volunteers who is also a family friend.
The work also included pulling weeds, trimming shrubs, and cutting the grass. Imagine doing all that work on 3 acres in one day!
The original plan did not include working on this outdoor theater, but at the last minute Moe & RM decided that it was a beautiful structure that should be cleaned. Thankfully the other volunteers agreed and worked another few hours to clear out the weeds & trim the grass around the theater.
After everything was cleaned up & cleared-here's the finished product. (Moe taking a break with a friend)
After five hours of raking, weeding, cutting, connecting drip irrigation system to over 100 trees- the work was completed! All of this would not have been possible if not for the volunteers who showed-all 25 of them! It was a team effort and I'm so proud of Moe for putting this all together!