COSUMNES RIVER PRESERVE CLEANUP - SPRING 2002
BLM California State Office personnel join preserve manager to remove water hyacinth and trash.
Getting down and dirty amid the weeds (and trash). This is usually the best way, often the only way, to drag them out of the water -- especially below overgrown banks lining the slough.
Where only a canoe can get through.
to remove weeds: a volunteer from the state office
Scene of the crime: weeds and trash pile up against "Slant Pump" on Lost Slough.
Some weeds are harder to reach from land.
More water hyacinth around Slant Pump.
A stretch of open water in the slough. Said one of the crew, "Checking Lost Slough after our search-and-destroy mission from the end of the slough to Franklin Boulevard, we found evidence of not even one water hyacinth plant -- which proves the last several years of removing them has paid off."
- Photos: BLM California, May 29, 2002