Thursday, February 2, 2012

Bad broom

Yesterday I hiked Yolanda, one of my favorite Mount Tam trails. Broom, a non-native and invasive plant, has crept up the hillsides and nearly completely overtaken the grassy understory in the first 1/4 mile of the trail.

Here is a photo from 2008:

This is what the trail looks like now, in 2012:

Broom is a huge problem on this part of the mountain and MMWD is constantly organizing "broom pull" volunteer projects. If you love Mount Tam, consider volunteering! Maybe you have a group of friends or work colleagues who are willing to spend a few hours giving back? I don't see habitat projects for Yolanda scheduled this month, but there are several other broom pull projects planned. Or get a group together and offer your services to the greater good of lovely Yolanda Trail!

1 comment:

dr. carmen said...

Hi Jane! Love your website and have found so many great trails from it!an update about this hike: We hiked the Phoenix Lake trailhead hike yesterday and there is definitely no parking outside the gate! It is strictly no parking anywhere on that road during the days, if I remember correctly. Luckily, we were able to take a spot in the lot as someone was leaving and had a great time on the hike. Thanks again! Carmen L.