Yu Ying's Nature Center saw its second big volunteer day last weekend and if the first weekend was entirely too hot, there were certainly none of those complaints this weekend....bad news is the complaints just shifted to the rain that fell the entire day, slowing the process. The good news is that we were able to follow the master plan created with our sustainability partners and install crush stone paths, drainage channels, outdoor classrooms and begin work on the stormwater runoff system that will eventually manage all of the runoff that is produced on our 3 acre site. I have uploaded some photos of the projects as they stand now and you can see some pictures of all our great volunteers below as they work to create our Nature Center. Thank you to everyone who made it out and slogged through the VERY muddy trails as we laid down the paths that students will use to access the site!
For more information on the next phase of our reclamation, the replanting of native species, feel free to check out this great guide from the US Fish and Wildlife Service for information about many of the plants we will be using: http://www.nativeplantcenter.net/guides/chesapeakenatives.pdf