Volunteers of all ages came out to Connolly Ranch on MLK Day of Service to help the Land Trust improve the oak woodland habitat. Invasive plants like French broom, vinca and Himalayan blackberry came out of the soft ground without too much trouble overall thanks to the rain last week.

The removal of these non-native and fast growing invasive plants allows for native plants to re-establish and helps restore the natural habitat, benefiting plants and animals alike.

As an added bonus, the goats at the ranch were able to eat almost everything that was pulled out.

Thanks again to everyone who volunteered their time and participated. Thank you to the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership for organizing and promoting this and all of the MLK Day events. And thank you to our friends at Connolly Ranch!