Saturday, June 8 blossomed into a dry day after two drenchers, and the Ski Bowl Park pavilion area was transformed in the space of four hours as folks showed up with shovels and rakes with their sleeves rolled up.
More than 100 holes were dug for shrubs and plants, top dressed with composted manure, and mulch applied. A huge amount of work was accomplished and thanks go out to: Donna and Ed Welch, Gene Arsenault, Steve Walters, Lee Keeler, Doug Cole, John and Judy Stafford, Tom and Suzanne O’Dea, Susan Goldbecker, Julie Nathanson, Jeff and Sharon Kinblom, Yanna and Sasha Kinblom, Kraig Millington, Trena Riedinger and Charlie, Evan, Patrick, Ryan, and Shae Riedinger, Bob and Tomoko Manning, and organizers, Bob and Kelly Nessle.
The landscaping effort is part of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historical Preservation matching grant awarded to the town of Johnsburg in 2007. Many thanks go to Volt Landscaping owned by Rob Wing, and to Diane Beyer, landscape professional of Volt, who advised in the selection and purchase of the plants.