Monday, November 15, 2010
The crew worked on the SCA Presentation for Mike Stefonsic at the GC Research Library. It consisted of internet research, book reading and preparing powerpoint slides.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Mike Stefonsic arrived at the site for a visit. During the morning, crew interviews were conducted to all the individual members and Molly. While interviews were conducted, preparations for the presentation were completed by those waiting for their interview. Once they were completed, the crew went out with two water buffaloes and watered P8, Island C-1, P2, P3 and P4.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
During the morning, the crewmembers presented Mike S. the material the individuals researched. Laura presented about the history about the Native American tribes that lived around the Grand Canyon. Christine borrowed select plants from the nursery and described about ethnobotany and uses the natives had for each plant, such as edibility, medicinal or spiritual. Chris presented about the current state of the Colorado River with a particular focus on the Glen Canyon Dam and how it has affected the ecology of the river. Max described how climate change could potentially change the Colorado River and what impacts these changes can bring. Once the presentations concluded, the teams split up. One team watered P6, P5, P2 and P4. The other team began construction of an irrigation system outside the Landmark Bathrooms in preparations for volunteers on Thursday.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
The crews were split in two again. One team watered P3, P4 and used one tank for P1.The other team seeded and mulched the Landmark Bathrooms. Chris took some time to collect a few prickly pear pads that were planted at the bathrooms. Once the Bathrooms were completed, the day finished with caging a few remaining plants at P4.
Friday, November 19, 2010
The last day of the week consisted of vehicle maintenance in the morning. Three vehicle inspections were done, one truck was refueled. After the inspections, one team took a water buffalo and finished watering P1. The other team spread the remaining amount of duff from a few weeks ago around the Landmark. Some areas were eroding away and it was densely covered. The Bathrooms were also finished with one more load of mulch.