Tak Lake and Ross Lake’s stone hut get loving care

We had two great events on this beautiful day; one began at the Tak Trestle Trail where sorority women from Monmouth University helped us pick up trash along the lake and on the trail as part of their community service Big Event Day.  Thank you all for a great job.  Rich Richardson from the Monmouth County Clean Communities provided the truck, gloves, sticks, garbage bags and guidance.tak-trestle-ross-island-cover-up-1tak-trestle-ross-island-cover-up-7IMG_4213-1tak-trestle-ross-island-cover-up-8Meanwhile, back at Ross Lake, our extraordinary volunteers and trustees  managed to cover up the stone hut using two giant tarps, ropes and stakes provided by the Urban Coast Institute. Ken Manzi, our stone mason, provided the guidance and the tarps went up perfectly, as you can see in the videos below.

 

 

 

pulling themselves back from the island after successfully putting up the tarp
pulling themselves back from the island after successfully putting up the tarp

 

Here you can see one of our boatman ferrying the platform back to a safe docking station.  Certainly a day to remember.

At the same time, other volunteers were working in the Ross Island Park garden.  They did a fantastic job of moving wood chips and beautifying the north west corner of the garden.

Master gardener does magic in at Ross Island Park
Master gardener does magic at Ross Island Park

We made things better today on the watershed. Thanks.

 

 

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