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News.bytesNews.bytes Extra, issue 296

More photos from the Warped Tour volunteer cleanup

As reported in last week's BLM California News.bytes, 300 volunteers from the Warped Tour "traveling punk rock concert festival" gathered to help clean up areas of the Monterey Peninsula. The BLM-hosted group worked on on Fort Ord public lands, where they gathered seeds from native plants including wild roses, and removed invasive species including removing invasive mustard seed from a fire break. 
 
Unless otherwise noted, these photos were taken by James Ryan, volunteer with Bicycle Equestrian Trail Assistance Group (BETA):
 
A volunteer closely examines plants to collect native seeds
A volunteer closely examines plants to collect native seeds
 
Phillipe Cousteau -- Jacques Cousteau's grandson -- speaks with the press and BLM staff (Park Ranger Tammy Jakl and Botanist Bruce Delgado). Mr. Cousteau is the founder of EarthEcho, the organization which is sponsoring the Warped Tour's efforts to model environmental practices while on tour.
Phillipe Coustead and BLM staff members speak with the press
 
 
Volunteers assemble before fanning out tom complete their tasks on the Fort Ord public lands
Volunteers assemble before fanning out tom complete their tasks on the Fort Ord public lands
 
Volunteers learn the fine points of gathering native seeds, from an experienced hand...
Volunteers learn the fine points of gathering native seeds, from an experienced hand

...then fan out to put their native-seed-gathering learning into practice...
...then fan out to put their native-seed-gathering learning into practive

BLM wildfire crew members lend a hand...
 BLM wildfire crews lend a hand
 
...while another volunteer crew heads on down the road to remove invasive weeds:
...and head on down the road...

BLM staffers said "the only R&R the volunteers had was a walk around wonderful Mudhen Lake on Fort Ord public lands."
BLM staffers said "the only R&R the volunteers had was a walk around this wonderful lake on Fort Ord public lands."
 
Some of the volunteers from the Fort Ord group assemble for a group photo:
Some of the volunteers from the Fort Ord group assemble for a group photo
 
Others working on the Monterey Peninsula cleanup effort included the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), California State University Monterey Bay, California State Parks and Monterey Regional Park District.
 
 
BLM California News.bytes, issue 296

 
Last updated: 08-29-2007