Recap: Ring Mountain Adopt-A-Crag, February 21, 2021

Masked BACC volunteer board members standing along a path atop Ring Mountain with their arms stretched out, demonstrating social distancing. They are holding implements for trash pickup: Buckets, bags, and pickers.

On February 21st, a small group of masked and socially distanced BACC board members was thrilled to work with staff from Marin County Parks to remove invasive species and remove trash from the Ring Mountain Preserve. Ring Mountain is a windswept ridge on the Tiburon Peninsula, known in the climbing community for its Split Rock and Turtle Rock formations.

A masked Marin County Parks official holds a map of the park out for their audience to see while speaking to the group, un-pictured. At their feet is a backpack and cleanup-related supplies. A beautiful view of Tiburon is in the background. The San Francisco and Oakland cityscapes are faintly visible in the far background.

Five volunteers spent 2 hours removing invasive French Broom from an approximately 2,500 square foot hillside behind Split Rock. In addition, we removed several bags of glass and other debris from the most popular trails and surrounding areas of the preserve.

Kim Harrison holds up a large French Broom plant, showing off some of the invasive-species clearing work being done at the Ring Mountain Adopt-A-Crag.

A huge thank you to Marin County Parks for organizing. We can’t wait to host a larger scale event at Ring Mountain when public health regulations allow!