The annual weed season is upon us so we will be weeding at Chavez Park this Saturday 4/3. We have made excellent progress removing Kikuyu Grass and Himalayan Blackberry but now the seasonal weeds like hemlock and mustards are getting started and need to be controlled. Gloves and clippers will be useful. Bring loppers if you have one.
Would you like to join us? As usual we will meet at 9:00 am in the parking circle at the end of Spinnaker Way.
Volunteering as park stewards is a way to honor the legacy of Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, founders of the United Farm Workers Union (UFW). Today, March 31, is Cesar Chavez Day, a state holiday in California, and a federal commemorative holiday proclaimed by President Barack Obama in 2014. Chavez was born on this day in Yuma, Arizona, in 1927. He worked as a farm laborer and served in the U.S. Navy before becoming a movement organizer and leader. In the course of many struggles and controversies, he emerged as a towering inspiration to a wide range of communities seeking improvement in their social, economic, and political conditions. At his death in 1993, tens of thousands participated in his memorial. President Joe Biden has placed a bust of Chavez in the Oval Office. A solar calendar on the western ridge of the park honors the memory of Chavez and Huerta.