LAMBA does so much more than ride our bikes in the dirt. Here’s an update / summary of our conservation efforts, which continues year after year.
Our work began in 2006 with the removal of tons of trash and left over farming materials scattered throughout Beverly Park.Â After an assessment by the state forester, our efforts expanded to annual projects aimed at controlling a wide range of invasive plant species found in the park, including garlic mustard, oriental bittersweet, honey suckle and barberry.
LAMBA applied for and received a grant fromÂ CLIF BarÂ to purchase materials to protect a large number of small burr oaks being harmed by deer.Â In one of its biggest conservation projects, LAMBA funded the purchase of 400 native trees from the state nursery and organized volunteers to get them planted throughout the park.
It is important to note that LAMBA’s conservation efforts are not just long-standing, they are an on-going part of who we are and what we are about.Â This is because mountain bikers know that healthy parks aren’t just better for recreating in, they are what makes our community a better place to live in, both now and in the future.
-Rob Johnson, Founding President & Conservation Chair