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Report volunteer work Saturday Dec 17, 2022

Tule River Parkway Association held a garden improvement day on Saturday, December 17, 2022

Six volunteers worked for a total of 14 hours creating a path border with split rail fence timbers Saturday, December 17, 2022. These timbers are very old redwood rails which had surrounded two sides of Henry Street Park. The City of Porterville will not be using the timbers and is allowing the Tule River Parkway Association to use them to improve the Tule River Parkway Demonstration Gardens west of Jaye Street just south of the Tule River. The Tule River Parkway is a City of Porterville public park. The paved parkway is a bike and pedestrian path which is open to the public and the parkway west of the Jaye Street bridge is clean and inviting. The Mormon missionary volunteers created a 2 rail-high zig-zag patterned border on both sides of a path to the Butterfly Habitat Garden. David Vallejo, a new volunteer, was walking along the parkway with his young son. David said he walks the trail often and has seen the project get better and better. David reports that he picks up rocks that he finds out of place and puts them back in their correct location. Cathy Capone invited David to help with oak restoration area C by putting split rails around the new trees. David created a partial border of the restoration area with the reclaimed split rails. There are many other small and large volunteer opportunities at the Tule River Native Plant Demonstration Gardens. The next scheduled days are Friday, December 23rd, 9-11 am, Wednesday, December 28th, 9-11 am, Wednesday, January 4th, 9-11 am, and Saturday, January 7th 9-noon. Please contact Cathy Capone at if you are interested in the garden project or adopting a tree along Parkway Drive.

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