Yesterday 7 hardy volunteers braved the mizzly rain to do one of the most thankless task we offer – pulling up Himayalan Balsalm, so to make the day a little easier we have a picnic in the afternoon. Whilst most of the guys worked on the river banks south of the car park, Mike and John replaced a broken rail on the corral, which was a slightly longer task than we’d imagined due to the novel way it had been constructed.
Come 1 o’clock we took shelter under the gazebo from the increasing rain and Eric regaled us with stories about airplanes and goats as we tucked into the spread.
Thanks to all the volunteers who came to join me. If you see any Himayalan Balsalm anywhere in the Blackwater Valley, please feel free to pull it up and pile it up away from the river. Be careful of wet slippery river banks!
Assistant Ranger Laura