This week we ﬁnished a project for the Rio Salado. It consisted of digging 2 trenches about a football ﬁeld long. We also dug a pond and ﬁlled it with river rocks. On Wednesday, the Mayor of the City of Phoenix, the Arizona Director of the BLM, and the National Director of the BLM showed up to see the work we did and do some ﬁnishing touches. They put the last three rocks into the rock walls we built and planted trees in front of the rock walls. There was also a ribbon cutting for the project to show that the project was ﬁnished. During our time at the Rio Salado we had two high school classes come and we explained what we were doing and who we are and how they can get involved in the program as well.
Thursday we went to a place called the Audubon, which is a restoration area that used to be a landﬁll located just on the other side of the Rio Salado. We pulled out fountain and buﬄe grass that were native to the area. We also dug holes and ﬁlled them with soil for plant growth.
Lastly, Friday we went to Saguaro Lake to do some biology, which consisted of drawing nature. We had fun hiking a small trail and swiming in Saguaro Lake. We have accomplished so much this week with hard work and dedication. Next week we all receive our chainsaw certiﬁcations in Prescott.
Until next time, be safe and wear pretection.