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Jun. 23, 2008
Care to do a bit of weeding?
Last week we braved an hour and a half of very unusual traffic to catch a ferry out to Angel Island. Why were 70 Clifsters headed out to an island in the middle of our bay?

We joined forces with local friends REI and Mountain Hardwear to do a bit of foliage house-cleaning, of course.

There were a total of 150 of us slicing and dicing the local weeds to make a bit of space on the ground of this delightful state park. After working under some record temps for about five hours, (we had a heat wave here in the Bay Area last week), we ended doing some pretty stellar pruning, weeding, and general upkeep to an area that the rangers estimated hadn’t been tended to since the 1960s.

You can only imagine just how much clearing we had to do...

Now that the area is more accessible (no poison oak anymore…), other volunteers will be able to get in there to restore the buildings. Soon, they'll be spick and span so visitors to the island can rejoice in the historical delight of the East Garrison.

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