Early on the morning of December 1, Dan, Hector and I set about reconstructing the granite bench that sits in Rotary Meadow. Fairly confidant it wouldn't be too complicated with
assistance of our skilled BobCat operator Hector, we assembled at the site with rock bars and assorted tools and timber. I can't say for sure what the weight of those granite slabs is for certain but before the morning was over many tons of stone were lifted and jockeyed into place. In the process the bases were re-seated and assorted new chinks were shaved from some additional blocks brought up to the site.
December 4th was our Day of Stewardship and the first rainy morning I can recall. But the rain didn't last long and by the time the habitat crew reached the summit to begin a new restoration project the sky was dry. The mornings work consisted of salvaging gum plants from the project site. We replanted the largest ones in another meadow and placed the smaller ones in containers while the site is prepped. Following that we pruned back the perimeter of the meadow near the Rotary monument, removed the weeds and spread a thick layer of mulch across the area.