It’s Official!

Me and my second cousins and my brother are in the pictures. We finally got our sign up!  Sooooooooo happy so it’s really a thing now: we are the caretakers of Harper Park!


Since there isn’t much garbage to clean up (which is good) I thought I might talk about the trees in the park. The main ones are the Western Red Cedar and the Douglas Fir. There’s another one too, it’s a bit uncommon but you might find it if you look up at the leaves of the trees. It usually has bright green leaves and they won’t blend in with the other trees. Take a guess, let’s see if you’re right: it’s the big-leaf maple tree!

Now I’ll tell you about the stats of the trees. The Douglas fir is large to very large tree, with an average height of 20-60 meters. The Western red cedar has an average height of 30-53 meters. And lastly, the big-leaf maple has an average height of 9-21 meters. Pretty cool right? Here are some pictures that we took during the week, thanks for reading!

Glacial erratic in Harper Park
On top of the other glacial erratic in Harper Park (near the Smiling Creek bridge). Douglas firs, Western red cedars, and big leaf maples in the background.

Park Spark Week 2

There was a lot of garbage this time so we decided we’d make another round next week but we already brought in 3 bags of garbage! Most of it was fast food garbage so it was probably teenagers who either forgot or did on purpose, i’m probably gonna say they just littered because there was a lot of garbage which is kind of annoying because people are trying to take care of trails but other people don’t even care so they just litter. There will be a lot less garbage next week because we picked most of it up this time. Next time if any teenager brings fast food to the woods they should bring a bag to put their garbage in.