Today was was major push for The Erie Canal Neighbors Association and the Oxbow Park is well on the way to becoming a beautiful spot to relax, go kayaking and fishing. Thankfully, the weather was cool, there were no wasps and no one got hurt!
Most of the shoreline has now been cleared of Honeysuckle, Ragweed, Locust and Bittersweet vine.
I was astonished to see we’d found a new nest of old tires in the shoreline ragweed.
The Gavelis family pulled out an entire wire fence and a tarpaulin and these electrical outlet boxes, remnants from the cottages.
Doug Kucmerowski and George Kimmich cleaned up the stand of willows near the bridge. They were overgrown with reed grass and ragweed.
The willows cleaned up. Here’s Doug talking to Eagle Scout Ever Gavelis
More shoreline exposed! The views are phenomenal!
Sarah Sennet cleaned out one section near my boat docking spot, and Bill Forster worked incredibly hard to chop up a fallen tree and take down a ton of Bittersweet vine.
Nate Ruder and his family were very busy along the shoreline pulling Ragweed and junk from the banks.
Our first new kayaker!
Joe Kiel visits with his fishing Kayak. We told him about the project and he’s signing up as a volunteer. Thanks Joe!
We’re about two thirds done along the shoreline, and we’ll organise another get together shortly to finish that task.
If anyone wants to help besides volunteering. We are going to rent a mulcher for the day, and dispose of all the brush etc. And buy, borrow or beg some gravel to help fill the potholes in the trail.
Chip in a few bucks into our kitty please. here — https://www.gofundme.com/d2mfgs-ecna