San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance •  107 E. Hopkins St. Suite 121A; San Marcos, Texas 78666

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Invasive removal is task of new volunteer group

Mike and Kennth examine a seed pod.

A baker’s dozen volunteers arrived at Ringtail Ridge natural area Sunday afternoon, Feb. 10th and when they left there were fewer cockle burs and bastard cabbage plants on the ground.  Led by Master Naturalists, Donna Browning and Leah Laszewski, the volunteers filled numerous bags of the invasive plants in just two hours of work.  The volunteers were a mix of master naturalists, SMGA trail crew members and a pair of Texas State students interested in stewardship of our natural areas.

Many of these bags were filled by the volunteers.


 In addition to removing the invasive plants, Texas native grass seeds were sown in hopes that the drought would be kind.  Goldenrod was also left in place to attract pollinators to the 45 acre natural area. 

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